August 2019 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

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

  • Aug 14 American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence

Weddings in Music

Ellie Goulding

Aug 31 British pop singer Ellie Goulding (32) weds British art dealer Caspar Jopling (27) at York Minister in York, England

Divorces in Music

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

Aug 11 American singer Miley Cyrus (26) and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (28) announce their separation and intention to divorce, after 8 months of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 3 Henri Belolo, French disco music producer and songwriter (The Village People; The Ritchie Family), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Maurice Simon, American jazz saxophonist, 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