Deaths in Music in August 1995

  • Aug 1 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • Aug 3 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • Aug 6 Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • Aug 10 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • Aug 16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 17 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
  • Aug 21 James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • Aug 25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • Aug 26 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
  • Aug 27 Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
  • Aug 30 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53