August 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 7 Gary Geld and Peter Udell'c musical "Shenandoah", based on the film of the same name, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC after 1,050 performances and 2 Tony Awards

Music History

Aug 27 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 936 performances

Album Release

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Damien Saez, French singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
  • Aug 8 Robert Randolph, American pedal steel guitarist (Robert Randolph and the Family Band), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • Aug 9 Aldona Nawrocka, Polish classical pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • Aug 10 Aaron Kamin, American guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Calling), born in Studio City, California
  • Aug 11 Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
  • Aug 12 Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
  • Aug 16 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 17 Tarja Turunen, Finnish heavy metal and classical soprano (Nightwish), born in Kitee, Finland
  • Aug 18 Régine Chassagne, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist and accordion player (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 26 Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 27 Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper ("Harlem World"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 30 Jens Ludwig, German heavy metal guitarist (Edguy), born in Fulda, Germany
  • Aug 31 Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines), born in Sydney

Weddings in Music

Jimmy Buffett

Aug 27 American "Margaritaville" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds American Jane Slagsvol (26)

Deaths in Music

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley (1935-1977)

Aug 16 American King of Rock and Roll ("Hound Dog"; "Love Me Tender"; "Heartbreak Hotel"; "Suspicious Minds"), and actor (Jailhouse Rock; King Creole), dies at Graceland at 42, with the official cause of death being cardiac arrhythmia

  • Aug 17 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), dies at 86
  • Aug 26 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67