On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1990

  • Aug 8 Andrzej Dobrowolski, Polish classical and experimental composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 12 Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Chester Zardis, American jazz 'slap-style' double-bassist, dies at 90
  • Aug 15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), dies in a car accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), dies of Crohn's disease complications at 52
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 22 "Boogie" Bill Webb, American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Bad Dog"), dies at 66
  • Aug 23 David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

Aug 27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist (Texas Flood; "Pride And Joy"; David Bowie - Let's Dance), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Aug 28 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, dies at 74