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August 22, 2011 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Deaths in Music

  • Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), dies of throat cancer at 70
2011 in Music