August 1943 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Aug 4 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons), 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 10 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Veronica Bennett, rocker
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, composer
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 28 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
  • Aug 29 Richard Halligan, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • Aug 30 David Henry Maslanka, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88