On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1943

  • Aug 1 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 4 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (Katie-My Three Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 5 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 8 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, English composer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Aug 21 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 28 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Aug 28 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Richard Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist and arranger (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • Aug 30 David Henry Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb

About August 1943

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

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