August 1990 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • Aug 3 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 27 "No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 14 Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer
  • Aug 26 Lil' Chris, British singer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 23 David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan