On This Day

August 1957 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • Aug 20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Aug 11 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 16 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • Aug 18 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be), born in Korumburra, Victoria
  • Aug 21 Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing), born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 21 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 22 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 26 Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
  • Aug 29 Pim Kops, Dutch rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)
  • Aug 31 Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
  • Aug 31 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 18 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 24 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71