Deaths in Music in August 1988

  • Aug 2 Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 9 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Aug 12 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • Aug 14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • Aug 14 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 16 Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 26 Carlos PaiĆ£o, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98