August 1926 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 6 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria

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Aug 3 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • Aug 5 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • Aug 8 Urbie [Urban Clifford] Green, American jazz trombonist (toured with Woodie Herman, Frankie Carlie), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 9 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • Aug 10 Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
  • Aug 10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • Aug 11 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • Aug 12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 14 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Aug 15 Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
  • Aug 17 George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Ben-Zion Orgad, composer
  • Aug 22 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Aug 29 MarĂ­a Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • Aug 30 Olgerts Gravitis, composer