This Day in Music for 17th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 8 of 6

1847 - "Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence
1926 - Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
1965 - Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1978 - Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre," premieres in Stockholm
1979 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
1992 - 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)
1992 - 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)
1992 - 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 64 of 64

1664 - Georg Osterreich, composer
1675 - Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
1746 - Jan David Holland, composer
1839 - Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
1848 - Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
1876 - Frederic Ayers, composer
1880 - Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
1884 - Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
1890 - Harold Morris, composer
1892 - Sayed Darwish, composer
1900 - Alfred Newman, New Haven, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
1906 - Tamara Geva, dancer
1908 - Radie Britain, composer
1911 - Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
1916 - Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
1917 - Brian Boydell, composer
1918 - D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
1919 - Nat "King" Cole, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)
1920 - John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (1919)
1924 - Stephen Dodgson, composer
1927 - Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927 - Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
1927 - Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
1928 - Edino Krieger, composer
1932 - Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
1934 - Erhard Grosskopf, composer
1934 - Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
1935 - Adam Wade, Pitts Pa, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
1936 - Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
1940 - Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants)
1941 - Paul Kantner, SF California, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)
1941 - Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
1941 - Edward Harper, composer
1942 - Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
1944 - John Sebastian, NYC, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)
1944 - Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944 - Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
1945 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
1946 - Harold Brown, Long Beach Ca, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)
1946 - Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
1947 - Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
1947 - Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
1948 - Fran Byrne, rocker
1948 - Pat Lloyd, rocker
1951 - Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
1952 - Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
1954 - Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
1954 - Rena Jones, rock vocalist
1954 - Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
1955 - Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
1959 - Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
1959 - Paul Black, American rock singer
1961 - Casey Siemaszko, Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)
1962 - Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
1962 - Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962 - Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1963 - Nick Peros, Canadian composer
1967 - Van Conner, rocker (Screaming Trees)
Musician Billy CorganMusician Billy Corgan (1967)
1967 - Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1972 - Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
1972 - Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
1975 - Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
1976 - Stephen Gately, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

1801 - Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64
1803 - Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42
1855 - Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65
1857 - Adolph Trube, composer, dies at 42
1861 - Petter Conrad Boman, composer, dies at 56
1862 - Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
1902 - George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
1910 - Joaquin Valverde, composer, dies at 64
1927 - James Scott Skinner, composer, dies at 83
1953 - Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
1959 - Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday
1963 - William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
1966 - Walter Lang, composer, dies at 69
1980 - Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
1988 - Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)
1990 - Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
1995 - Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
1996 - Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
1999 - Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
2006 - Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
2007 - Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
2010 - Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
2010 - Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)

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