On This Day

August 1937 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Garth Hudson, Canadian rock Lowrey organist, accordion player and saxophonist (The Band - "Chest Fever"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Aug 4 David Vickerman Bedford, British composer and educator, born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 2011)
  • 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 Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 (Ludwig) "Louis" Neefs, Belgian pop singer (Eurovision, 1967 & 1969), born in Gierle, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent [Iris Cohen], American ballet dancer (New York City Ballet) and teacher, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 11 Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Aug 14 Brian Fennelly, American classical 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, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Sky Saxon [Richard Marsh], American rocker (The Seeds - "Pushin' To Hard"), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Aug 22 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, American actor (The Singing Idol; Ensign Pulver), and singer ("Teen-Age Crush"; "Love in a Goldfish Bowl"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), born in Mound, Louisana (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

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