August 1975 in Music

Events in Music


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Aug 4 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is seriously hurt in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

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Aug 5 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

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Aug 8 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Aug 14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • Aug 16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • Aug 7 Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espedal), Norwegian musician
  • Aug 7 Koray Candemir, Turkish singer
  • Aug 11 Chris Kelly, [Mack Daddy], Teaneck NJ, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up)
  • Aug 11 Davey von Bohlen, American musician, (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
  • Aug 11 Ronald Clarke, American musician and founder of aliennetwork Records
  • Aug 23 Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
  • Aug 31 Daniel Harding, British conductor
  • Aug 31 James Black, Canadian singer-songwriter (Finger Eleven), born in Ontario, Canada

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 5 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 8 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
  • Aug 9 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Aug 25 Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74