On This Day

Birthdays in Music in August 1941

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • Aug 2 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 6 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
  • Aug 10 George Bellamy, English rocker (The Tornados), born in Sunderland, England
  • Aug 12 Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], English singer (Only Sixteen), born in Newport
  • Aug 14 Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Aug 14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • Aug 20 Dave Brock, British singer, musician and founder of Hawkwind, born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter (What the World Needs Now Is Love), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 24 Ernest Wright Jr, American rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • Aug 26 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • Aug 27 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • Aug 28 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 31 Emanuel Nunes, composer

About August 1941

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)