August 1950 in Music

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 7 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 15 Thomas "Tommy" Aldrich, American rock-metal drummer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Aug 15 Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
  • Aug 18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • Aug 21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • Aug 25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Aug 25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 8 Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69