August 1960 in Music

Events in Music


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Aug 1 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

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  • Aug 8 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
  • Aug 18 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 2 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
  • Aug 2 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • Aug 4 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), born in La Jolla, California (d. 2002)
  • Aug 5 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz)
  • Aug 5 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Aug 5 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • Aug 7 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
  • Aug 12 Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
  • Aug 13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Aug 14 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • Aug 16 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • Aug 17 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer
  • Aug 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • Aug 26 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
  • Aug 26 Nancy Martinez, rocker
  • Aug 30 Chalino S├ínchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 20 Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, dies at 65
  • Aug 26 Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 28 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81