August 1955 in Music

Events in Music


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Aug 19 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Aug 8 DiddĂș, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 12 Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 29 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 5 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • Aug 9 Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57