On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1987

  • Aug 4 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Aug 5 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79 [1]
  • Aug 5 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Siegfried Borris, German composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)