This Day in Music for 7th April

Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1805 - Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)
1969 - Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
1994 - Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
1996 - Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
2003 - 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride wins

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 51 of 51

1694 - Coelestin Praelisauer, composer
1699 - Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer
1727 - Henri Hardouin, composer
1745 - Georg Druschetzky, composer
1748 - Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
1763 - Domenico Dragonetti, composer
1768 - Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer
1819 - Hubert Leonard, composer
1826 - Johann Hermann Berens, composer
1851 - Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
1870 - Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
1893 - Irene Castle, dancer (leader in anti-vivisection movement)
1895 - Eduardo Toldra, composer
1897 - Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS]
1899 - Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
1908 - Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
1915 - Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], Philadelphia Pennsylvania, jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues)
1918 - Peanuts Hucko, Syracuse NY, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1919 - Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
Musician Ravi ShankarMusician Ravi Shankar (1920)
1920 - Ravi Shankar, Varanasi, British India, musician (the Pandit), (d. 2012)
1922 - Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
1922 - Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
1924 - Ikuma Dan, composer
1924 - Nick Perito, Denver Colorado, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show)
1927 - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
1932 - Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger
1935 - Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
1937 - Charley Thomas, rocker (Drifters)
1937 - Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters)
1938 - Freddie Hubbard, Indianapolis, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey)
1940 - Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
1940 - Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
1943 - Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
1943 - Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, California, actress/singer (Virginian)
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday (1915)
1943 - Spencer Dryden, NYC, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice)
1945 - Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
1946 - Barbara Benary, composer
1947 - Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
1947 - Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1947 - Charles 'skip' Pitts, Washington D.C., soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), (d. 2012)
1948 - Carol Douglas, American singer
1949 - John Oates, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl)
1951 - Janis Ian, NYC, [Janis Eddy Fink], lesbian/folk rocker (At 17)
1951 - John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1952 - Bruce Gary, Burbank Ca, rock drummer (Knack-My Sharona)
1958 - Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
1960 - Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
1962 - Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
1967 - Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
1970 - Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
1971 - Victor Kraatz, Berlin Ger, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 21 of 21

1767 - Franz Sparry, composer, dies at 51
1768 - Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
1778 - Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
1783 - Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
1833 - Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Lithuanian/Polish composer, dies at 57
1858 - Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher/composer, dies at 76
1862 - Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
1877 - Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
1880 - Diederich Krug, composer, dies at 58
1917 - Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53
1958 - Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
1958 - Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
1961 - Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
1961 - Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
1973 - Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
1978 - Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
1981 - Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
1988 - Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
1994 - Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
1998 - Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
2005 - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)

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