August 1934 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 27 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin and Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • Aug 10 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
  • Aug 15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
  • Aug 22 John M Chowning, composer
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje
  • Aug 24 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
  • Aug 29 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79