August 1977 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 7 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • Aug 27 "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 29 Iggy Pop releases his second album "Lust for Life", a collaboration with David Bowie

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • Aug 10 Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling)
  • Aug 11 Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
  • Aug 12 Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
  • Aug 16 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
  • Aug 17 Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer
  • Aug 18 RĂ©gine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 27 Mase, American rapper
  • Aug 30 Jens Ludwig, German guitarist
  • Aug 31 Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines)

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 27 "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Aug 17 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • Aug 26 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67