August 1992 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Aug 2 "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances

Music History

Aug 8 Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Theatrical Finale

Aug 9 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, closes at Ethel Barrymore, NYC, after 137 performances

  • Aug 18 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • Aug 26 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 46 performances

Music History

Aug 29 Irish rock band U2 plays the 1st of two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NYC

  • Aug 30 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances

Music Premiere

Aug 30 Philip Glass' Symphony No. 1 (Low), based loosely on David Bowie's 1977 album "Low", premieres with the Junge Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, in Munich, Germany

  • Aug 30 Revival of Frank Loesser's 1956 musical "The Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater, NYC, after 229 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Charli XCX [Charlotte Aitchison], English singer-songwriter (Charli), born in Cambridge, England
  • Aug 4 Tiffany Evans, American pop and R&B singer, born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Aug 6 Liz Cooper, American rock singer-songwriter (Liz Cooper & The Stampede), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato (30 years old)

Aug 20 American actress (Camp Rock) and singer-songwriter ("Unbroken"), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Aug 21 Brad Kavanagh, British stage and screen actor (House of Anubis - "Fabian"), and singer-songwriter, born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
  • Aug 25 Kaytranada [Louis Celestin], Haitian-Canadian record producer, DJ and rapper (Bubba), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Aug 25 Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer (Pink Cres), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 27 Kim Petras, German singer-songwriter (Unholy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 29 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter, born in São Paulo, Brazil

Weddings in Music


Aug 20 British "Police" singer Sting (41) weds British actress Trudie Styler (38) at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orchestra), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 2 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French singer-songwriter, and record producer. dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 5 Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • Aug 7 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 9 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), dies at 87
  • Aug 12 John Cage, American composer (4′33″; Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 14 Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters, 1953-59 - "Only You"; "Great Pretender"), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Jackie Edwards, Jamaican songwriter (Keep On Running), dies at 53 or 54
  • Aug 16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • Aug 21 Theodor Berger, Austrian composer. (Sinfonia Parabolica), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), dies at 78
  • Aug 24 Larrie Londin [Ralph Gallant], American session drummer (Motown and Nashville), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Aug 25 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65