This Day in Music for 15th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 3 of 3

1966 - 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Striesand
1968 - LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
1994 - 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 56 of 56

1754 - Silvestro Palma, composer
1790 - Nicola Vaccai, composer
1808 - Gaetano Gaspari, composer
1835 - Eduard Strauss, Austria, composer (318 Dance)
1836 - Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer
1838 - Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
1851 - Jozef Surzynski, composer
1864 - Johan Halvorsen, composer
1864 - Leslie Stuart, composer
1867 - Will Rossiter, composer
1873 - David Vaughan Thomas, composer
1884 - Rudolf Piskacek, composer
1894 - Slava Vorlova, composer
1901 - Colin McPhee, Montreal Canada, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles)
1901 - Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
1907 - Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)
1907 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
1912 - Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)
1916 - Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
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1924 - Lockrem Johnson, composer
1926 - Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
1927 - Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1928 - Nicolas Flagello, composer
1929 - Tiezo Matsumura, composer
1933 - Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)
1933 - Ronald Roseman, composer
1934 - Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter
1934 - Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
1938 - Dick Higgins, composer
1940 - Phil Lesh, [Chapman], California, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1941 - Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
1942 - Hughie Flint, London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)
1944 - David Costell, Pitts, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-Diamond Ring)
1944 - Sly Stone, Dallas, rocker (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People)
1946 - David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
1946 - Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
1947 - Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
1947 - Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
1950 - Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
1962 - Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1962 - Terrence Trent D'Arby, NYC, rock vocalist (Wishing Well)
1963 - Bret Michaels, Harrisburg Pa, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
1964 - Rockwell, [Kennedy Gordy], Det MI, rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me)
1968 - John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
1968 - Sabrina [Salerno], Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)
1968 - Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
1968 - Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
1968 - Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
1969 - Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
1972 - Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
1974 - John "Beatz" Holohan, American musician
1975 - Will.i.am, American musician
1977 - Joe Hahn, American musician
1978 - Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
1981 - Young Buck, American rapper
1982 - Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

1575 - Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
1673 - Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57
1842 - Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
1883 - Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
1918 - Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
1918 - Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
1918 - Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
1929 - Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
1942 - Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
1954 - Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82
1959 - Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
1966 - Heinrich Lemacher, composer, dies at 74
1991 - Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
1993 - Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
1996 - Olga Rudge, violinist, dies at 100
2008 - Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
2008 - Mikey Dread, amaican singer (b. 1954)
2011 - Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
2011 - Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)

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