Events in Music

  • 1955 “Almost Crazy” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963 Beatles form “Beatles Ltd” to handle their income

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1969 150,000 attend Newport ’69, Jimi Hendrixgets $120,000 to appear

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1980 “Blues Brothers” with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
  • 1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats

Birthdays in Music

  • 1585 Lazaro Valvasensi, composer
  • 1615 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter/musician [or 7/21]
  • 1730 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer
  • 1756 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer
  • 1819 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1861 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer
  • 1883 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • 1883 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G the Graef], actor (Driestuiversopera)
  • 1899 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1900 Ernest White, composer
  • 1906 Bob Howard, Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
  • 1907 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • 1924 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 1927 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1928 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • 1928 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1929 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Hayd/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1931 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • 1934 Cornel Taranu, composer
  • 1936 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Bobby Nunn, rocker (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • 1937 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • 1938 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • 1942 Brian Wilson, Inglewood California, vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
  • 1945 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • 1946 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1947 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1949 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

Singer Lionel Richie
Singer
Lionel Richie
  • 1951 Peter Gordon, composer
  • 1953 Alan Longmuir, rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1954 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1958 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1960 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1963 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • 1967 Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1971 Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1973 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • 1976 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1979 Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • 1980 Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarrist (Mest)

Weddings in Music

 

HeartWedding of Interest

1962 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 2004 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group “SWV” member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey

Deaths in Music

  • 1787 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63
  • 1833 Philip Knapton, composer, dies at 44
  • 1837 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • 1842 Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60
  • 1888 Cesare Dominiceti, composer, dies at 66
  • 1890 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer, dies at 63
  • 1922 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
  • 1923 Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer, dies at 85
  • 1925 Wilhelm Posse, composer, dies at 72
  • 1940 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • 1948 George Frederick Boyle, composer, dies at 61
  • 1965 Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
  • 1975 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer, dies at 68
  • 1980 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68
  • 1984 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
  • 1995 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • 1996 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material Issue), commits suicide at 32
  • 1997 Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I’ll Be There), dies at 59
  • 2006 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57