Deaths in Music in August 1981

  • Aug 1 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 14 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 17 Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
  • Aug 26 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
  • Aug 27 Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62