August 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

Tik Tok

Aug 7 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

  • Aug 11 "Need You Now" album released by Lady Antebellum (Billboard Album of the Year 2010)
  • Aug 24 "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Oasis Splits Up

Aug 28 British pop-rock band Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher quits the band, citing inability to be with his brother Liam

Weddings in Music

Mark Wahlberg

Aug 1 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

  • Aug 8 American pop-opera "Il Divo" singer David Miller (36) weds American soprano and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck (30) in New York City

Davy Jones

Aug 30 British Monkees singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

Divorces in Music

Amy Winehouse

Aug 28 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces British Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Bahadır Akkuzu, Turkish rock guitarist and singer (Kurtalan Ekspres), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Aug 6 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink DeVille; The Princess Bride - "Storybook Love"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Aug 7 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • Aug 12 Les Paul [Polsfuss], American guitarist, (How High The Moon), songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • Aug 15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Larry Knechtel, American session piano and bass player (Simon and Garfunkel; Johnny Rivers), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Aug 21 Dean Turner, Australian rock musician (Magic Dirt), dies of cancer at 37
  • Aug 21 Johnny Carter, American doo-wop singer (The Flamingos; The Dells), dies at 75
  • Aug 25 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), dies at 84
  • Aug 26 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter ("Da-Doo Ron Ron"; "Leader of the Pack"), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Aug 27 Virgilio Savona, Italian jazz singer and composer (Quartetto Cetra - "Un bacio a mezzanotte"; "Crapa pelada"), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 89
  • Aug 28 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • Aug 29 Chris Connor [Mary Jean Loutsenhizer], American jazz singer ("I Wonder What Became of Me"), dies of cancer at 81
  • Aug 31 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, dies at 83