August 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

Aug 6 Revival of musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater, NYC, after 5959 performances: Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer (Young Divas), born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Aug 15 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 15 Joe Jonas, American pop singer (Jonas Brothers), born in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Aug 15 Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 (Percy) Romeo [Miller], American rapper (Lil' Romeo) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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
  • Aug 30 Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter (Meant To Be), born in New York City

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 2 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian-Soviet composer (Sampo), and educator, dies at 69
  • Aug 3 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • Aug 8 Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), dies of pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer and choreographer, dies at 57
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80