On This Day

August 1976 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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 12 Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Aug 12 Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • Aug 26 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • 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, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 22 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • 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, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • 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