August 1985 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 4 "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • Aug 5 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 7 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Aug 11 "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 9 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine
  • Aug 19 Megan Rochell, American singer
  • Aug 21 Jacob (Jake) Pitts, American rock guitarist (Black Veil Brides), born in Idaho
  • Aug 26 Brian Kelley, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Ormond Beach, Florida

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 12 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 12 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Aug 15 Richard Yardumian, American composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
  • Aug 24 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 29 Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87