1. 1930-08-06 - [Birth] Abbey Lincoln, Chicago IL, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man) was born
  2. 1946-08-06 - [Birth] Allan Holdsworth, British musician was born
  3. 1619-08-06 - [Birth] Barbara Strozzi, composer was born
  4. 1931-08-06 - [Death] Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (b. 1903)
  5. 1896-08-06 - [Birth] Cyril Mockridge, composer was born
  6. 1994-08-06 - [Death] Domenico Modugno, Italian singer (Volare), dies at 66
  7. 1969-08-06 - [Birth] Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003) was born
  8. 1910-08-06 - [Birth] Friedrich Schroder, composer was born
  9. 1974-08-06 - [Death] Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  10. 1976-08-06 - [Death] Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
  11. 2005-08-06 - [Death] Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  12. 1970-08-06 - [Death] Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  13. 1923-08-06 - [Birth] Jack Parnell, London England, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show) was born
  14. 1959-08-06 - [Birth] Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All) was born
  15. 2005-08-06 - [Death] Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  16. 1983-08-06 - [Death] Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  17. 2012-08-06 - [Death] Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  18. 1953-08-06 - [Birth] Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3) was born
  19. 2004-08-06 - [Death] Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak") dies aged 56
  20. 2012-08-06 - [Death] Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  21. 1952-08-06 - [Birth] Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Earth & Fire) was born
  22. 1906-08-06 - [Birth] Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984) was born
  23. 1952-08-06 - [Birth] Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes) was born