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

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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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