On This Day

August 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 17 The Kid Laroi [Charlton Howard], Australian singer-songwriter (Without You), born in Waterloo, Australia

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 9 Former "New Kids on the Block" singer Joey McIntyre (30) weds real estate agent Barrett Williams (25) in New York City's Plaza Hotel

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer ("It Ain't Half Hot Mum"), dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • Aug 8 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights; Taps), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 9 Chester Ludgin, American operatic baritone (San Francisco Opera, 1962-85), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer (Tierra Rica"; "La Vida En Rosa"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 13 Ed Townsend, American doo-wop singer, and songwriter ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (Leevi and the Leavings), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 16 Andrew Pryce Jackman, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger and composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Aug 18 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), dies from a combination of diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver at 65
  • Aug 21 Wesley Willis, American underground singer-songwriter, and visual artist, dies of leukemia at 40
  • Aug 22 Imperio Argentina [María Magdalena Nile], Argentinian-Spanish singer and actress, dies at 92
  • Aug 26 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 26 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, dies at 79