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August 1956 in Music

Events in Music


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Aug 4 Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • Aug 3 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • Aug 5 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • Aug 8 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • Aug 8 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • Aug 14 Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover), born in Westchester County, New York
  • Aug 15 Vinny Denunzio, rocker
  • Aug 15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • Aug 15 Peter-John Vettese, British keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Aug 18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 20 Rick Olsen, American rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
  • Aug 25 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • Aug 27 Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)
  • Aug 29 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 5 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 30 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70