August 1962 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 28 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • Aug 9 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, English musician ( Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
  • Aug 19 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 23 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 24 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79