August 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Aug 26 The Rolling Stones close their two-year, 147 concert "A Bigger Bang" tour at O2 Arena in London, England; box office gross of tour exceeds $558M, a record at the time

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Aug 4 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter ("Summer Wine"; "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • Aug 6 Teizo Matsumura, Japanese composer ("Chinmoku / Silence"; "Hymn to Aurora") and haiku poet, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini; Omen; Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers; solo), dies at 38
  • Aug 10 Tony Wilson, British music personality, record label owner and radio broadcaster, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Aug 13 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 15 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, dies at 80
  • Aug 15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor (Canadian Opera Company, 1989-2007), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • Aug 27 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), dies of a heart attack at 62