August 2017 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 3 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), dies at 72
  • Aug 7 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, dies at 73

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Aug 8 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Aug 8 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), dies at 89
  • Aug 19 Bea Wain, American singer and radio host (Deep Purple, Heart and Soul), dies at 100
  • Aug 20 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 22 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72
  • Aug 29 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93