August 1941 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • Aug 2 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
  • Aug 3 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 6 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
  • Aug 14 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • Aug 14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • Aug 20 Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
  • Aug 24 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • Aug 26 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • Aug 27 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • Aug 30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 31 Emanuel Nunes, composer

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday