On This Day

August 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
  • 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)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Aug 8 Pop-opera group Il Divo singer David Miller weds singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck in New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer Davy Jones
Davy Jones

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille; The Princess Bride - "Stroybook Love"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Aug 7 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • Aug 13 Les Paul [Polsfuss], American guitarist, 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 heart attack at 69
  • Aug 21 Johnny Carter, American doo-wop singer (The Flamingos; The Dells), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Dean Turner, Australian rock musician (Magic Dirt), dies of cancer at 37
  • 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 at 68
  • Aug 28 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • Aug 31 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, dies at 83