On This Day

August 2017 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 3 Camila Cabello releases her single "Havana" (biggest song worldwide 2018, 19 million copies sold)

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

Country Singer Glen Campbell
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
  • Aug 29 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), dies of cancer at 38