On This Day

August 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 21 "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • Aug 25 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 12 Dixie D'Amelio, American singer ("Be Happy") and TikTok star, born in Norwalk, Connecticut

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up and Away"), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Aug 3 Lars Johan Werle, Swedish avant-garde composer (Pentagram; Resan - The Journey), singer, and jazz musician, dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, dies of cancer at 87
  • Aug 19 Betty Everett, American southern soul singer and pianist ("Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)"), dies at 61
  • Aug 23 Eric Allandale [Dubuisson], West Indian-British rock and soul trombonist, and songwriter (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"), dies at 65
  • Aug 24 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Aug 25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 29 (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word";"Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), dies as pilot in a helicopter crash at 49