August 1986 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is released from hospital after a 3 week coma
  • Aug 7 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Aug 9 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Aug 10 "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
  • Aug 16 "Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 16 Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 21 "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Aug 23 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestChristina Perri

Aug 19 Christina Perri, American singer-songwriter (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Singer-Songwriter Christina Perri
Singer-Songwriter
Christina Perri
  • Aug 23 Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 26 Cassie, American singer
  • Aug 27 Mario, American R&B singer
  • Aug 29 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 30 Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 13 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, dies at 88
  • Aug 16 John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
  • Aug 20 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 30 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79