August 1944 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 20 "Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway
  • Aug 21 Grieg, Wright and Forrest's musical "Song of Norway" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • Aug 8 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • Aug 8 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • Aug 9 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • Aug 12 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • Aug 13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 14 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
  • Aug 15 Frederick Knight, American singer and songwriter (I've been lonely so long), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • Aug 15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • Aug 16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 19 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • Aug 20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • Aug 27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • Aug 30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 16 Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 19 Henry Wood, British conductor associated with London's promenade "Proms" concerts (Gentle Art of Singing, My Life of Music), dies following an illness at 75
  • Aug 23 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63