August 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 7 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 6 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • Aug 11 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Aug 11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Aug 12 Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
  • Aug 17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • Aug 21 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • Aug 25 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 26 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • Aug 26 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • Aug 29 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 29 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Havana, Cuba

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
  • Aug 8 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 17 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77