August 1942 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 9 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 29 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies at 48
  • Aug 22 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 22 Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies
  • Aug 25 Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70