Deaths in Music in August 1975

  • 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