On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1948

  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist (Amen Corner), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • Aug 2 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini [Scott Powell], American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, Canada
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

Person of interestRobert Plant

Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
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  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician (Oxygène), born in Lyon
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany

About August 1948

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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