August 1984 in Music

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 4 Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks

  • Aug 8 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Aug 30 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 13 Baby Blue, American rapper (Pretty Ricky)
  • Aug 21 AlizĂ©e Jacotey, French singer (Moi... Lolita), born in Ajaccio, France

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 18 Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • Aug 11 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
  • Aug 13 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • Aug 14 Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), dies at 68
  • Aug 16 Gyorgy Kosa, Hungarian composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57