This Day in Music for 11th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1851 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice
1867 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris
1967 - Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
1970 - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
1983 - Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1991 - Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
1997 - Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 42 of 42

1654 - Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
1683 - Giovanni Veneziano, composer
1781 - Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
1812 - William Vincent Wallace, composer
1819 - Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1827 - Septimus Winner, composer
1876 - Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
1879 - Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
1897 - Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
1903 - Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1906 - Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
1909 - Ljubica Maric, composer
1912 - Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
1913 - John Jacob Weinzweig, Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)
1919 - Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1921 - Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
1922 - Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
1926 - Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
1929 - Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal, composer
1932 - Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
1934 - Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
1939 - Flaco Jiménez, American musician
1940 - Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
1944 - Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1945 - Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
1947 - Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
1948 - George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
1949 - Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
1950 - Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
1953 - Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
1957 - Cheryl Lynn, American singer
1961 - Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
1961 - Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1969 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
1977 - Andre Nickatina, American rapper
1979 - Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
1979 - Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
1981 - Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
1981 - LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child)
1981 - Paul Wall, American rapper
1984 - Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
1987 - Tomethy Furse, British bassist (The Horrors)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1602 - Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer
1607 - Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer
1772 - George Reuter, composer, dies at 63
1787 - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
1807 - Anton Eberl, composer, dies at 41
1826 - Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer, dies at 66
1833 - Fridolin Weber, composer, dies at 71
1897 - Berthold Tours, composer, dies at 58
1908 - Peter Milne, composer, dies at 83
1919 - Harald Fryklof, composer, dies at 36
1925 - Andreas Hallen, composer, dies at 78
1937 - Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
1941 - Walford Davies, British organist/composer, dies at 71
1947 - Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45
1949 - Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
1956 - Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
1959 - Haydn Wood, composer, dies at 76
1967 - Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
1975 - Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
1975 - Sammy Spear, orchestra leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65
1978 - Claude François, French singer (b. 1939)
1984 - Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (b. 1903)
1986 - Sonny Terry, American blues musician (b. 1911)
1993 - Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
1995 - Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
2007 - Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)

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