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 [Pierre LaFontaine], American jazz and Dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk, 1957-59), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Bobby Hutcherson, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player ("Little B's Poem"; SFJAZZ Collective), dies of emphysema at 75
  • Aug 20 Irving Fields [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), dies at 101
  • Aug 20 Matt Roberts, American rock guitarist (3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone") dies of prescription drug overdose at 38
  • Aug 22 (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, and composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 22 Roberto Cassan, Italian-American jazz and folk accordionist, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 25 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), dies at 91
  • Aug 28 Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84