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August 1927 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Aug 1 Influential country music group the Carter family make their first recording with producer Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee

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, Swedish composer, born in Stocksund, Sweden
  • Aug 11 Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist, conductor (Indianapolis Symphony, 1987-2001; BBC Northern Symphony, 1973-80), and composer (Lord Of The Flies), born in London, England
  • Aug 12 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton ("Y'All Come"; "A Satisfied Mind"), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Joe Puma, American session and jazz guitarist (Herbie Mann; Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five; Chuck Wayne), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 2000)
  • Aug 16 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Surrey, England (d. 2008)
  • 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 24 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 23 Therese Zamara, Austrian harpist and music teacher, dies at 71