August 1970 in Music

Events in Music


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Aug 4 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison

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Aug 25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
  • Aug 9 Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
  • Aug 10 Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • Aug 11 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • Aug 16 Killah Priest, American rapper
  • Aug 19 Fat Joe, American rapper
  • Aug 20 Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit)
  • Aug 23 Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • Aug 25 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt)
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • Aug 31 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 2 Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif
  • Aug 4 "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  • Aug 10 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • Aug 13 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 14 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 15 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 22 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55