August 1938 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Jacques Hetu, composer
  • Aug 11 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • Aug 13 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist

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Aug 21 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Aug 23 Roger Greenaway, composer
  • Aug 23 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • Aug 24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 26 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 6 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58
  • Aug 10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianest and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), dies at 65

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Aug 16 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson