Deaths in Music in August 1975

  • Aug 8 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

Aug 9 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), dies of lung cancer at 68

  • Aug 19 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, dies at 93
  • Aug 25 Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74