August 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 7 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Johnny Ramone
  • Aug 21 "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
  • Aug 28 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Aug 18 Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician (Dodgy Holiday), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Aug 18 Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer/hip-hop artist
  • Aug 19 Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 19 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer
  • Aug 25 James Righton, English musician (Klaxons)
  • Aug 28 Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • Aug 30 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
  • Aug 30 Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

Actress Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, dies of alcohol-related complications at 47
  • Aug 6 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • Aug 17 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), dies in Beverly Hills at 86