Events in Music

 

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1742 George Frideric Handel‘s oratorio “Messiah” performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

  • 1808 William Henry Lane (“Juda”) perfects tap dance

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1896 John Philip Sousa‘s “El Capitan” premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston

  • 1957 “Shinbone Alley” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1961 “Carnival!” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • 1965 The Beatles record their single “Help”
  • 1965 7th Grammy Awards: The Girl From Ipanema, The Beatles wins
  • 1970 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed

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1970 5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1980 Musical “Grease” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
  • 1980 “Reggae” closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1989 “Welcome to the Club” opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1992 “2 Trains Running” opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • 1993 “3 Men on a Horse” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1997 “American Daughter” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1713 Pierre de Jelyotte, composer
  • 1733 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer
  • 1762 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
  • 1799 Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
  • 1799 Joseph Rastrelli, composer
  • 1816 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • 1830 Eduard Lassen, composer
  • 1865 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer
  • 1868 John Blackwood McEwen, composer
  • 1873 Theodore Morse, composer
  • 1883 Alexander Alexandrov, composer
  • 1886 Ethel Leginska, composer
  • 1894 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • 1895 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1899 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
  • 1906 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)
  • 1906 Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • 1917 Howard Keel, Ill, actor/singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1920 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • 1921 Carlo Prosperi, composer
  • 1925 Hilda Dianda, composer
  • 1932 Karl Kroeger, composer
  • 1933 Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)
  • 1934 Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • 1934 Siegfried Matthus, composer
  • 1938 Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
  • 1940 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
  • 1942 Bill Conti, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1943 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • 1944 Jack Casady, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
  • 1945 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • 1945 Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
  • 1946 Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
  • 1947 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • 1950 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1951 Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O’Brien Show)
  • 1951 Peabo Bryson, R&B vocalist (I’m So into You), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1954 Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
  • 1954 Niels Olsen, Danish singer
  • 1955 Louis Johnson, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1958 Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
  • 1961 Tammy Stephens, singer (Girls Next Door-Don’t Be Cruel), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1962 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1964 Bill D’Angelo, heavy metal rocker
  • 1966 Marc Ford, American musician
  • 1967 Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1971 Valensia, Dutch singer
  • 1972 Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • 1972 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
  • 1975 Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist
  • 1982 Nellie McKay, American singer
  • 1982 Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer
  • 1982 Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1728 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer, dies at 63
  • 1742 Giovanni Veneziano, composer, dies at 59
  • 1756 Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg, German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29
  • 1822 Gaetano Valeri, composer, dies at 61
  • 1825 Josef Gelinek, composer, dies at 66
  • 1826 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, dies at 62
  • 1831 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • 1864 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1873 Carlo Coccia, composer, dies at 90
  • 1886 Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
  • 1928 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
  • 1936 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 1944 Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • 1946 William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
  • 1959 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
  • 1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • 1975 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • 1984 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1986 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • 2005 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • 2013 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42