On This Day

August 1967 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum 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.

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Aug 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • Aug 19 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Birthdays in Music

  • 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 11 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • Aug 12 Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • Aug 12 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 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), born in Kennedy, Texas
  • Aug 18 Tracy Tracy [Cattell], Australian musician (The Primitives - "Crash"), born in Australia
  • Aug 18 Dan Peters, American drummer (Mudhoney), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 18 Daler Mehndi, Indian singer, born in Patna, India
  • 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, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32