August 1937 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 4 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
  • Aug 6 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
  • Aug 14 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 David Behrman, American composer (On The Other Ocean), born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Aug 20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 22 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz musician (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 23 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), dies at 68