This Day in Music for 12th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 10 of 10

1832 - The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.
1857 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice
1897 - Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussells
1963 - Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
1964 - 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Striesand wins 2
1969 - 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins
1981 - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC
1991 - 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win
1995 - Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
1998 - "Sound of Music," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 63 of 63

1515 - Caspar Othmayr, composer
1710 - Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)
1768 - Carolus Antonius Fodor, composer
1793 - Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer
1826 - Robert Lowry, composer
1837 - Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer
1848 - Cyrill Kistler, composer
1855 - John White, composer
1859 - Josef Cyril Sychra, composer
1860 - Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer
1874 - Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
1875 - Julio Garreta, composer
1878 - Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer
1883 - Judge Jackson, composer
1888 - Hall Johnson, composer
1890 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
1896 - Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
1900 - Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer
1912 - Paul Weston, Springfield Mass, orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour)
1914 - Jan Kapr, composer
1921 - Gordon MacRae, East Orange NJ, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel)
1921 - Ralph Shapey, Phila, composer (Fantasy, Rituals)
1922 - Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
1923 - Norbert Brainin, violinist
1925 - Georges Delerue, composer
1926 - Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
1928 - Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
1928 - Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
1930 - Stanko Horvat, composer
1935 - Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
1937 - Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)
1938 - Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1938 - Dimitri Terzakis, composer
1938 - Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
1940 - Al Jarreau, Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting)
1940 - M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
1942 - Brian O'Hara, rocker
1945 - Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
Singer & Actress Liza MinnelliSinger & Actress Liza Minnelli (1946)
1946 - Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)
1948 - Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
1948 - James Taylor, Boston MA, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof)
1948 - Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
1949 - Bill Payne, Waco TX, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero)
1949 - Mike Gibbons, Swansea Wales, rock drummer (Badfinger)
1951 - Jack Green, rocker
1952 - Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
1953 - Labamba, [Richard Rosenberg], rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1957 - Marlon D Jackson, Gary IN, singer (Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow)
1957 - Steve Harris, London, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss)
1960 - Kipp Lennon, American singer
1960 - Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
1960 - Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
1965 - Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
1969 - Graham Coxon, singer (Blur)
1970 - Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
1975 - Herman Li, Cantonese guitarist
1975 - Kelle Bryan, English singer
1976 - Simon Young, English music journalist
1978 - Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
1979 - Pete Doherty, English musician
1984 - Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], Newark New Jersey, American R & B singer
1984 - Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
1986 - Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1563 - John Bull, composer of British natl anthem (God Save The King), dies
1628 - John Bull, English organist/composer, dies
1824 - Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer, dies at 48
1831 - Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
1832 - Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau, German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
1840 - Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61
1852 - Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
1877 - Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
1913 - Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
1937 - Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
1937 - Jeno Hubay, composer, dies at 78
1941 - Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
1942 - Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
1955 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
1973 - Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
1978 - Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
1985 - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
1993 - June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
1998 - Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
1999 - Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (b. 1916)
2005 - Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
2012 - Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65

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