On This Day

August 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 8 K-pop girl group Blackpink debuts with the song Whistle

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 12 Singer-songwriter Ray J (35) weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59), dies at 86
  • Aug 20 Irving Fields [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), dies at 101
  • Aug 22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 28 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84