August 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 17 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool (d. 1994)
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Aug 9 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American songwriter and singer (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, singer, (Ashford & Simpson- "Like a Rock"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow, American composer
  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 13 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
  • Aug 29 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • Aug 31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63