On This Day

August 1971 in Music History

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 1 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 10 Stephan Groth, Norwegian musician
  • Aug 17 Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • Aug 18 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • Aug 20 Brad Avery, American musician (former guitarist for Third Day)
  • Aug 21 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Matthew Noonan, American concert organist, born in Brockport, New York

Person of interestThalía

Aug 26 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía
  • Aug 27 Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong
  • Aug 30 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs), born in Campbell, California

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 5 Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 13 King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], American musician, bandleader and saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew), murdered at 37
  • Aug 23 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81
  • Aug 26 Francesco Santoliquido, Italian composer, dies at 88