Deaths in Music in August 1978

  • Aug 2 Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
  • Aug 7 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 15 Harrison Kerr, American composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, dies at 51
  • Aug 24 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86