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Year 2018 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5M re-shoot fee for the film "All The Money In The World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams was only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Singer Neil Diamond retires from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Jan 28 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like," and Best Album "24K Magic"

Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 30 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves
  • Apr 9 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 14 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Nina Simone; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Bon Jovi; The Cars; Dire Straits; and Moody Blues

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar
  • Apr 24 Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Ed Sheeran's "÷" is the best-selling album of 2017, selling 6.1 million copies, according to IFPI

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Kanye West widely criticized for saying "slavery is a choice" in TMZ interview

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Music releaseMusic Single

May 5 Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly

  • May 12 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Painting "Past Times" by Kerry James Marshall is bought by Sean Combs for $21.1 million, most paid for a living African American artist

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 18 K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin
  • May 20 K-pop boy band BTS are the first Koreans to perform at the Billboard Music Awards
  • May 27 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 4 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

  • Jun 6 52nd CMT Music Awards: Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood win
  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical; "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • Jun 16 Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 29 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • Jul 2 Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B
  • Jul 5 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books
  • Jul 10 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Sir Paul McCartney performs a secret gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 31 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue
  • Aug 13 Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

Aug 18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Aug 26 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 27 Former Spice Girl Mel B announces she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction following her acrimonious divorce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Aug 30 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 31 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Actor Bradley Cooper
Actor
Bradley Cooper
  • Sep 1 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze"

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
  • Sep 22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados
  • Sep 29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye
  • Oct 11 Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the fourth $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • Oct 31 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 4 Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Spice Girls announce a new tour but without "Posh Spice", Victoria Beckham

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
  • Nov 9 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image
  • Dec 1 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019)

Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and Singer
Hailee Steinfeld

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 3 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 Canadian singer Justin Bieber (24) confirms he has married American model Hailey Baldwin (22)

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Quentin Tarantino (55) marries singer and model Danielle Pick (35) in Los Angeles, California

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Singer Nick Jonas (26) and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) marries actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Robert Mann, American composer & violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97
  • Jan 2 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • Jan 3 Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet & political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Colin Brumby, Australian composer (Fibonacci Variations), conductor (Queensland Opera, 1968-71), and educator, dies at 84
  • Jan 3 Konrad Ragossnig, Austrian classical guitarist and lutenist, dies at 85
  • Jan 4 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), dies at 76
  • Jan 5 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jan 7 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70
  • Jan 8 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), dies from complications from surgery at 78
  • Jan 9 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), dies at 76
  • Jan 10 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), dies from pneumonia at 67
  • Jan 12 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), dies at 75
  • Jan 12 Pierre Pincemaille, French organist, composer, and pedagogue, dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Jan 14 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • Jan 14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), dies at 91
  • Jan 15 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), drowns in the bath at 46
  • Jan 15 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • Jan 16 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), dies at 69
  • Jan 20 Jim Rodford, English rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), dies after a fall at 76
  • Jan 23 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz," dies at 78
  • Jan 23 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), dies of peritoneal cancer at 52
  • Jan 24 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), dies after a long illness at 60
  • Jan 25 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91
  • Jan 26 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I), dies at 88
  • Jan 26 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, dies at 80
  • Jan 30 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35
  • Feb 1 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone), dies following a stroke at 74
  • Feb 1 Alan Stout, American composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
  • Feb 7 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), dies at 70
  • Feb 9 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Feb 11 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89
  • Feb 17 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), dies at 97
  • Feb 28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88
  • Mar 2 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), dies at 62 from West Nile virus
  • Mar 3 Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls, Boys Forever), dies at 32
  • Mar 5 Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, dies at 92
  • Mar 7 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), dies at 84
  • Mar 8 Milko Kelemen, Croat composer (Archetypon), dies at 93
  • Mar 11 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," dies of complications from a chest infection at 90
  • Mar 12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Mar 12 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47
  • Mar 12 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80
  • Mar 16 Buell Neidlinger, American pop, jazz, and classical session cellist and double bassist (Cecil Taylor; Frank Zappa; Duane Eddy), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, dies at 93
  • Mar 20 Ariel Bybee, American mezzo-soprano (Morman Tabernacle Choir; Metropolitan Opera, 1977-95), dies at 75
  • Mar 22 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 87
  • Apr 5 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Yvonne Staples, American R&B singer (The Staple Sisters), dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine ), dies at 72

Person of interestAvicii

Apr 20 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer ("Levels"; "Wake Me Up"; "Sunshine"), commits suicide at 28

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii
  • Apr 26 Charles Neville, American vocalist & saxophonist (Neville Brothers), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • May 1 Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, dies at 74
  • May 1 John "Jabo" Starks, American drummer (James Brown, The J.B.'s), dies at 79
  • May 1 Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, dies at 89
  • May 2 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter ("Cain and Abel"), dies at 80
  • May 2 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violinist, concert master, and music teacher, dies at 94
  • May 4 Naser Cheshm Azar, Iranian composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • May 7 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, dies at 101
  • May 11 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), found dead after a suffering from mental illness at 36
  • May 20 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), dies at 88
  • May 25 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 90
  • May 27 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), dies at 98
  • May 28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93
  • May 29 Rosa Briceño, Venezuelan conductor, and educator, dies of leukemia at 61
  • Jun 1 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Jun 3 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), dies of complications of diabetes at 88
  • Jun 8 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, dies at 95
  • Jun 12 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), dies at 73
  • Jun 13 (Dominic Joseph) "D. J." Fontana, American rock and roll drummer (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
  • Jun 15 Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1951-61; USSR State Radio, 1961-74; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony, 1983-91), dies at 87

Person of interestXXXTentacion

Jun 18 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot to death during a robbery at 20

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion
  • Jun 18 Barry McDaniel, American lyric baritone (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1962-99), dies at 87
  • Jun 22 Vinnie Paul [Vincent Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), dies of a heart condition at 54
  • Jun 25 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), dies at 101
  • Jun 29 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85
  • Jul 1 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • Jul 2 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70
  • Jul 3 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), dies at 41
  • Jul 7 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), dies at 98
  • Jul 8 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • Jul 8 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Alan Johnson, American screen and stage choreographer (The Producers - "Springtime for Hitler"; Legs Diamond; 3 Emmy Awards), director (To Be Or Not To Be), and dancer (West Side Story),, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76
  • Aug 5 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92
  • Aug 14 Jill Janus, American singer (Huntress), commits suicide at 43

Person of interestAretha Franklin

Aug 16 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Aug 20 Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), dies of polio complications at 82
  • Aug 22 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 23 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), dies at 96
  • Aug 29 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), dies at 88 [1]
  • Sep 2 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), dies from a brain tumor at 58 [1]
  • Sep 6 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Sep 16 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91