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August 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran
  • Aug 14 American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 31 Singer Ellie Goulding (32) marries art dealer Caspar Jopling (27) at York Minister in York, England

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 11 Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth announce their separation and intention to divorce

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

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Maurice Simon, American jazz musician, dies at 90
  • Aug 14 Ivo Malec, Croat-French composer (Miniatures pour Lewis Carroll; Lumina), dies at 94
  • Aug 19 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, American session (The Monkees) and touring rock and blues bass player (Canned Heat - "On the Road Again"; John Mayall; Tom Waits), dies of cancer at 77
  • Aug 23 Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), dies at 85
  • Aug 31 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, dies at 89