August 1994 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • Aug 5 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
  • Aug 7 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 23 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Aug 27 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 29 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 4 American rapper The Notorious B.I.G (22) weds Faith Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 30 R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah (15) illegally in Rosemont, Illinois (later annulled)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Clarence Ford, sax player, dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
  • Aug 12 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, dies at 59
  • Aug 18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • Aug 28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • Aug 31 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • Aug 31 Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68