August 1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 5 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • Aug 12 "Funny Thing Happened..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 performances
  • Aug 12 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 1316 performances
  • Aug 18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters), born in Sweden
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 2 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • Aug 5 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)

Person of interestGeri Horner

Aug 6 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Aug 8 Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 9 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • Aug 9 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 10 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Aug 12 Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
  • Aug 15 Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 16 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • Aug 18 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
  • Aug 2 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, dies at 95
  • Aug 7 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 9 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45
  • Aug 13 Tina Brooks, American blues and funk saxophonist (True Blue), dies of liver failure at 42
  • Aug 15 Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 16 John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 23 Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 24 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 25 Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59