This Day in Music for 16th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
1894 - Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris
1938 - Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
1971 - 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1971 - Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 36 of 36

1609 - Michael Franck, composer
1651 - Zaccaria Tevo, composer
1663 - Nicholas Siret, composer
1745 - Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer
1814 - Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
1823 - William Henry Monk, composer
1885 - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer
1892 - James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
1903 - Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
1918 - Howard Boatwright, composer
1919 - Erno Kiraly, composer
1920 - John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
1928 - Christa Ludwig, Berlin Germany, soprano (Vienna State Opera)
1928 - Ramon Barce, composer
1929 - Edwin London, composer
1930 - Minoru Miky, composer
1931 - Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
1935 - Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
1937 - Constanca Capdeville, composer
1937 - David Del Tredici, Cloverdale California, composer (1980 Pulitzer)
1940 - Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
1942 - Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
1946 - Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
1948 - Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
1949 - Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter
1951 - Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)
1951 - Ritchie Teeter, rocker
1954 - Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
1954 - Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
1959 - Stan Thorn, Kenosha Wisc, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
Rapper & TV star Flavor FlavRapper & TV star Flavor Flav (1959)
1959 - Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality tv star
1963 - Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
1964 - Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
1973 - Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
1979 - Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
1994 - Sierra McClain, American actress and singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1736 - Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
1806 - Giuseppe Colla, composer, dies at 74
1819 - Nicolas Sejan, composer, dies at 73
1867 - Benjamin Hanby, composer, dies at 33
1887 - Emanuel Kania, composer, dies at 59
1919 - Sigurd von Koch, composer, dies at 39
1955 - Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75
1956 - Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77
1962 - John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
1967 - James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
1968 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, composer, dies at 72
1970 - Tammi Terrell, soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24
1975 - T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64
1985 - Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
1990 - Ernst Bacon, composer, dies at 91
1995 - Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
1996 - Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
2004 - Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
2008 - Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone WalkerBlues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker (1975)
2013 - Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76

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