On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1989

  • Aug 1 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 3 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • Aug 8 Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), dies of pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer and choreographer, dies at 57
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80