On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1983

  • Aug 2 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, dies of alcohol-related complications at 47
  • Aug 6 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • Aug 17 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), dies in Beverly Hills at 86