On This Day

August 20, 1995 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Music

  • "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

Deaths in Music

  • John E Gilmore, American jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, percussionist, and bandleader (Sun Ra Arketsra), dies of emphysema at 63
  • Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, dies at 64
  • Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
1995 in Music