On This Day

August 1976 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 "The Who" drummer Keith Moon collapses and is hospitalized in Miami

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising "My Sweet Lord"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Aug 8 Drew Lachey, American singer
  • Aug 9 Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • Aug 11 Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Aug 11 Brendan Bayliss, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Umphrey's McGee), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Aug 12 Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Aug 12 Wednesday 13 [Joseph Poole], American punk rock musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls), born in Lexington, North Carolina
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri [Asmar], Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • Aug 16 Dave Ockun, American concert producer, born in Syosset, New York
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), born in Irun, Spain
  • Aug 26 Zemfira [Ramazanova], Russian rock singer (Forgive Me My Love), born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 5 Betty Clooney, American singer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 45
  • Aug 6 Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 22 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, dies at 63
  • Aug 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 29 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • Aug 29 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, dies at 77