August 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 15 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5)
  • Aug 14 Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
  • Aug 18 G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea

Person of interestKacey Musgraves

Aug 21 Kacey Musgraves, American country singer songwriter (Golden Hour), born in Golden, Texas

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves
  • Aug 21 Louise Setara, English singer and songwriter, born in Reading, England
  • Aug 21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Alice Glass [Margaret Osborn], Canadian singer and songwriter (Crystal Castles), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 25 Raymond Quinn, English singer

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 12 Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole in UK

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 30 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74
  • Aug 9 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Aug 12 Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • Aug 14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • Aug 14 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 16 Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 26 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98