On This Day

Events in Music in August 1975

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Aug 4 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is seriously hurt in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

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Aug 5 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

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Aug 8 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr

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Aug 14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

  • Aug 16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances

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Aug 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
  • Aug 16 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis
  • Aug 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 25 Bruce Springsteen's landmark third album "Born To Run" released

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen