On This Day

August 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 26 Lil Tecca [Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe], American rapper (Ransom), born in Queens, New York

Weddings in Music

Wedding of Interest

Aug 10 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii; divorce in 2004

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 9 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson), dies at 49

Michael Houser

Aug 10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

  • Aug 14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • Aug 25 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), dies at 82
  • Aug 26 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 31 Lionel Hampton, American Jazz vibraphone player, pianist, drummer, and actor, dies from congestive heart failure at 94