On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1988

  • Aug 2 Roger Vuataz, Swiss organist, conductor, and composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74
  • 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, American artist (Gray, SAMO), dies of a drug overdose at 27
  • 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 Paião, Portuguese singer, dies at 30
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn [Henrietta Tout], American stage actress, singer, and violinist (The Pink Lady; The Debutante), and silent film actress (My Lady Incog), dies at 98