On This Day

August 2014 in Music History

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 31 Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds singer Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Aug 31 American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), dies at 70
  • Aug 8 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), dies at 85
  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 13 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), dies at 79
  • Aug 15 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), dies at 105
  • Aug 27 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92
  • Aug 27 (Alexander) "Sandy" Wilson, British theatrical composer and lyricist (The Boy Friend; Divorce Me, Darling!), dies at 90
  • Aug 28 Glenn Cornick, British rock bassist (Jethro Tull, 1967-70; Wild Turkey), dies from heart failure at 67
  • Aug 31 Jimi Jamison, American rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63