On This Day

Birthdays in Music in August 1942

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Dartford, England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 B. J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme), born in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician, born in Santo Amaro, Brazil
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 29 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)

About August 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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