August 1969 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival

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Aug 2 Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Aug 9 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Aug 15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
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Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
  • Aug 16 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY

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Aug 18 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Aug 22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • Aug 30 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • Aug 30 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
  • Aug 31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
  • Aug 2 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist
  • Aug 4 Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
  • Aug 6 Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 8 Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress ( Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • Aug 11 Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Aug 11 Jonah Matranga, American singer
  • Aug 17 Donald E Wahlberg Jr, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Masta Killa, American rapper
  • Aug 18 Everlast, American musician
  • Aug 19 Nate Dogg, American rapper
  • Aug 19 Clay Walker, American singer
  • Aug 28 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London
  • Aug 28 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 29 Me'Shell Ndeg√©Ocello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter (If That's Your Boyfriend... ), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Clarence Dickinson, American composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 7 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 7 Russ Morgan, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
  • Aug 18 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 31 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), dies at 72