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August 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Aug 28 28th MTV Video Music Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 12 Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 27 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

Divorces in Music

  • Aug 12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 7 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47
  • Aug 13 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • Aug 22 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • Aug 22 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • Aug 29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96