On This Day

August 1943 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 11 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Denny Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 4 David Carr, British rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (My Three Sons - "Katie"), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 5 Sammi Smith, American country music singer ("Help Me Make It Through The Night"), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 8 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Griffin, American pop singer, guitarist and songwriter, (Bread), and Academy Award winner ("For All We Know"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American pop singer (The Ronettes -"Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer ("Me & Mrs Jones"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 12 Lesley Duncan (Cox), British session singer (Pink Floyd; Jesus Christ Superstar), and singer-songwriter ("Love Song"; "Sing Children Sing"), born in Stockton-On-Tees, England (d. 2010)
  • Aug 14 Terry Ellis, British record producer, artist manager (Jethro Tull; Paula Cole: Baby Animals), and label executive (co-founder of Chrysalis Records) ,born in, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, English composer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues singer, and guitarist, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Aug 19 Billy J. Kramer, British pop rock vocalist (The Dakotas - "Bad To Me"), born in Bootle, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Aug 21 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 28 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Aug 28 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Dick Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger (Blood Sweat & Tears, 1967-72 - "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie"), born in Troy, New York
  • Aug 30 David Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 3 Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), dies of kidney failure at 28
  • Aug 12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Johann Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88