On This Day

August 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 US Postal Service christens a Los Angeles facility as "The Ray Charles Station"

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 2 Singer Brandon Flowers (Killers), 24, weds fashion designer Tana Mudkowsky, 23 in O'ahu, Hawaii

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 4 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist ("Grits Ain't Groceries"), dies at 70
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer (Los Bocucos, 1959-91; Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 78
  • Aug 6 William "Keter" Betts, American jazz double bassist (Dinah Washington; Charlie Byrd; Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Aug 6 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil) dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish heavy metal drummer, dies of heart failure at 34
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), dies in a vehicle crash at 22
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian heavy metal guitarist (Voivod), dies of cancer at 45
  • Aug 27 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey; Vic Damone), dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90