August 1974 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 3 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • Aug 3 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • Aug 5 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 16 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Chris Shinn, American singer and songwriter (Live, Unified Theory), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter
  • Aug 11 Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
  • Aug 14 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • Aug 14 Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • Aug 17 Tony Hajjar, Lebanese musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
  • Aug 20 Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
  • Aug 20 Amy Adams, American actress and singer (Arrival, Man of Steel, American Hustle), born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
  • Aug 20 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Andy Strachan, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • Aug 22 Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist (Le Vibrazioni), born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 23 Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman, born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Aug 28 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese video game composer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Aug 29 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
  • Aug 30 Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi)
  • Aug 30 Aaron Barrett, Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • Aug 30 Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 3 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • Aug 6 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • Aug 9 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • Aug 10 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • Aug 11 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86