August 1964 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Aug 5 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • Aug 8 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • Aug 8 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • Aug 8 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
  • Aug 9 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • Aug 11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • Aug 18 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd US visit
  • Aug 29 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Aug 1 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)

Person of interestAdam Yauch

Aug 5 MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • Aug 10 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • Aug 11 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
  • Aug 13 Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • Aug 17 Colin James, Canadian musician
  • Aug 18 Edith Frost, American singer/songwriter
  • Aug 24 Pebbles, American rock vocalist (Girlfriend), born in Oakland, California

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 14 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • Aug 24 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42