August 1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 5 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
  • Aug 10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
  • 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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • Aug 18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • Aug 18 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer

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 9 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45
  • Aug 15 Alf Thorbald Hurum, 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 [Liselotte H] Anderson, German night club performer/singer, dies
  • Aug 29 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59