August 1989 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 6 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer (Young Divas)
  • Aug 15 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 15 Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer
  • Aug 15 Joe Jonas, American singer (Jonas Brothers)
  • Aug 19 Romeo, American rapper
  • Aug 28 Cécile McLorin Salvant, American jazz vocalist (Cecile, WomanChild), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 28 Trixie Mattel [Brian Firkus], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and television personality (The Trixie & Katya Show), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 23 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 3 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80