Events in Music

  • 1893 Opera “Falstaff” is produced (Berlin)
  • 1960 “Finian’s Rainbow” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1966 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar‘s concert in London

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
  • 1967 Beatles release “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in the US, goes on to spend 15 weeks at number one
  • 1971 “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” opens at Golden NYC for 31 performances
  • 1972 Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
  • 1973 George Harrison‘s “Living in the Material World” goes gold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Paul McCartney & Wings release “Live & Let Die”

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1975 “Chicago” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances
  • 1975 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
  • 1979 Wings release “Old Siam, Sir”

Music concertMusic Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth hits #12

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1988 “Les Miserables” opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • 1990 “Cemetery Club” closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 British singer Dido‘s debut album, “No Angel”, is released in the United States

Singer Dido

Birthdays in Music

  • 1549 Allesandre Spontone, composer
  • 1611 Felician Schwab, composer
  • 1653 Georg Muffat, baroque composer, born in Megève, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1704)
  • 1755 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
  • 1757 Ignaz J Pleyel, Austria composer/piano builder (Piano method)
  • 1763 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • 1765 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)
  • 1769 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • 1771 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • 1776 John George Schetky, composer
  • 1804 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (“Jota Aragonesa”, “Ruslan and Ludmilla”) [OS=May 20]
  • 1826 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • 1848 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer
  • 1886 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • 1892 Samuel L M Barlow, composer
  • 1898 Edgar “Cookie” Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1905 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • 1909 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber orch)
  • 1919 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • 1921 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • 1924 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • 1934 Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
  • 1941 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1943 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945 Linda Scott, singer (Hey Look at Me Now)
  • 1946 Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • 1947 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • 1949 Mike Levine, rock keyboardist/bassist (Triumph)
  • 1950 Charlene [D’Angelo], singer (I’ve Never Been To Me)
  • 1955 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • 1956 Lisa Hartman Black, singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959 Alan “Wild”er, English rock vocalist/music (Depeche Mode-Wild!)
  • 1960 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • 1962 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • 1963 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • 1968 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • 1971 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974 Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1981 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
  • 1987 Mike Protich, American rock musician (Red Sun Rising),
  • 1988 Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers(59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 2005 “The White Stripes” guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 2006 Korean “My Sassy Girl” actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

Singer Diana DeGarmo
Diana DeGarmo
  • 2013 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

Divorces in Music

  • 1994 Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

Deaths in Music

  • 1639 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • 1763 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer, dies at 67
  • 1810 Johann Paul Wessely, composer, dies at 47
  • 1909 Giuseppe Martucci, composer, dies at 53
  • 1918 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • 1918 Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • 1926 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1935 Alberto Cametti, composer, dies at 64
  • 1942 Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53
  • 1948 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
  • 1955 F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
  • 1964 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • 1966 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • 1984 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos-I’ll Be Home), dies at 52
  • 1991 David Ruffin, vocalist (The Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • 1995 Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80
  • 1996 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • 2006 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2007 Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • 2015 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92