On This Day

August 1938 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Paddy Moloney, Irish musician, composer and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin
  • Aug 4 Kenny Malone, American Nashville-based session drummer (Dolly Parton; Dobie Gray: Waylon Jennings), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2021)
  • Aug 6 Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2018)
  • Aug 8 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], American actress (Hawaiian Eye - "Cricket"; Back to the Beach), and singer ("Sixteen Reasons"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • Aug 13 Dave "Baby" Cortez [Clowney], American pop keyboardist ("The Happy Organ"; "Rinky Dink"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 15 Nesbert "Stix" Hooper, American jazz drummer (The Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas

Kenny Rogers

Aug 21 Kenny Rogers, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("The Gambler"; "Through the Years") and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)

  • Aug 22 Dale Hawkins, American rock singer and songwriter (Susie Q), born in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • Aug 23 Roger Greenaway, English composer and record producer ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Fishponds, England
  • Aug 24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"; Jefferson Airplane/Starship - "Jane"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), author and photographer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 24 Charles Calello, American composer, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Sinatra; Streisand; Springsteen), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Jet Black [Brain Duffy], British punk rock drummer (The Stranglers), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • Aug 28 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, dies at 76
  • Aug 4 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70
  • Aug 10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), dies at 65