FREE U.S. shipping! Click for SALE items

This Week In Music History Aug 2-15

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by

Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history!

kool and the gang

AUG 7: Sadly, today Dennis Thomas of Kool & the Gang passed away at age 70. Thomas was a founding member of the group. He also was saxophonist, flutist, wardrobe designer, and remained with the band until his death. RIP😥 Photo courtesy: Andreas Lawen []

mark knopfler

Aug 12: Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born today in 1949! 🎂🎤🎸 The singer-songwriter, musician, and producer is best known for Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother. Mark has been solo since 1987. In 2018, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits. Photo courtesy: Joachim Mullerchen []

Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up.

Be the envy of all your friends! Get Music History in your Facebook feed each day. Just follow us on Facebook here.

Related Articles


Leave a comment

Please note, comments are moderated before they are published