August 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Aug 4 Pink Floyd releases their first album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", their only record made under the leadership of Syd Barrett.

Music Single

Aug 18 The Rolling Stones release music single "We Love You"

  • Aug 19 The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1

Music History

Aug 25 The Beatles go to Bangor, Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Music History

Aug 26 The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, and Donovan meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a retreat in Bangor, Wales

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Paolo Restani, Italian classical pianist, born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Skin [Deborah Dyer] Jamaican-British singer (Skunk Anansie), born in Brixton, London
  • Aug 10 Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Aug 10 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • Aug 10 Todd Nichols, American guitarist, and songwriter (Toad The Wet Sprocket - "Fall Down"), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Aug 11 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • Aug 12 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Aug 12 Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Max, American singer (dc talk), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 18 Blas Elias [Gomez], American rock drummer (Slaughter - Stick it Live: Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Blue Man Group), born in Kennedy, Texas
  • Aug 18 Daler Mehndi, Indian pop and Bhangra singer-songwriter, and record producer, born in Patna, India
  • Aug 18 Dan Peters, American drummer (Mudhoney), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 18 Tracy Tracy [Cattell], Australian musician (The Primitives - "Crash"), born in Australia
  • Aug 19 Jason Starkey, occasional drummer and son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • Aug 21 Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Aug 22 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains - Dirt), born in Kirkland, Washington (d. 2002)
  • Aug 22 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
  • Aug 25 Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter (Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Bob Nastanovich, American percussionist (Pavement; Silver Jews), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 29 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), born in Newport Beach, California

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 7 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech-American composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 John Francis Larchet, Irish arranger (Irish national anthem), composer (By the Waters of Moyle), and musical director (Abbey Theatre - Dublin, 1908-35), dies at 83
  • Aug 12 (William) "Buster" Bailey, American jazz clarinetist (WC Handy; King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band; Fletcher Henderson; Noble Sissle; John Kirby), and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, American jazz and blues piano player and singer; stage, radio, and screen actress (The Laytons; Amos 'n Andy - "Ramona"; Danny Thomas Show - "Louise"), and restaurateur, dies of a stroke at 70
  • Aug 26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67

Brian EpsteinBrian Epstein (1934-1967)

Aug 27 English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), dies of an accidental barbiturate overdose at 32