August 1927 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, born in Hot Springs, South Dakota (d. 1993)
  • Aug 5 Gunnar Bucht, composer
  • Aug 11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orchestra), born in London, England
  • Aug 12 Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
  • Aug 16 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Surrey, England
  • Aug 21 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Aug 22 Aleksandar Obradovic, Serbian composer, born in Bled, Slovenia (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • Aug 29 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • Aug 30 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 2018)