Deaths in Music in August 2004

  • Aug 2 Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)

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Aug 6 Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56

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  • Aug 9 Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • Aug 9 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • Aug 15 Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 17 GĂ©rard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
  • Aug 17 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), dies of complications of lymphoma at 44
  • Aug 18 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • Aug 26 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • Aug 29 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • Aug 31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61