This Day in Music History

13 Aug 2021

todayAugust 13, 2022

Background

US singer, songwriter Nanci Griffith died at the age of 68. In 1994 she won a Grammy Award for the album Other Voices, Other Rooms as well asd recording duets with many artists, among them Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Adam Duritz (singer of Counting Crows), Darius Rucker (lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish) and Willie Nelson.

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12 Aug 30BC

Cleopatra dies by suicide Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Cleopatra, born in 69 B.C., was made Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt, upon the death of her father, Ptolemy XII, in 51 B.C. Her brother was made King Ptolemy XIII at the same time, and the siblings […]

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