August 1966 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 3 South African government bans Beatle records
  • Aug 5 The Beatles release their "Revolver" album in the UK
  • Aug 5 Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
  • Aug 8 South African Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
  • Aug 9 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • Aug 11 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • Aug 14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • Aug 20 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • Aug 22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • Aug 29 The Beatles' last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
  • Aug 10 Hansi K├╝rsch, German singer
  • Aug 15 Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • Aug 20 Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist (Pantera)
  • Aug 22 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • Aug 22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 9 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82