August 1995 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 6 "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 8 "Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 14 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • Aug 20 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Aug 27 "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Devo Keenan American cellist
  • Aug 8 Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer
  • Aug 22 Dua Lipa, English singer-songwriter (New Rules), born in London, England

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • Aug 3 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • Aug 6 Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • Aug 10 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • Aug 16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 17 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
  • Aug 21 James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • Aug 25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • Aug 26 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
  • Aug 27 Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
  • Aug 30 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53