This Day in Music for 18th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1810 - "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
1910 - 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
1965 - Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
1967 - Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
1982 - Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 47 of 47

1644 - Gottfried Wegner, composer
1657 - Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer
1734 - Joseph Schmitt, composer
1756 - Johann Christoph Vogel, composer
1781 - Gustave Vogt, composer
1844 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tikhvin Russia, composer (Scheherazade)
1866 - Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
1872 - Frank Hoyt Losey, composer
1872 - Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
1881 - Paul Le Flem, composer
1882 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
1893 - Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
1898 - Otto Jochum, composer
1901 - Piotr Perkowski, composer
1905 - John Kirkpatrick, NYC, pianist (Concord Sonata)
1908 - Louis Gaste, songwriter
1914 - Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
1916 - Louis Toebosch, composer
1927 - John Harold Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer)
1929 - Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
1930 - Maurice Peress, NYC, conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80)
1930 - Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
1934 - Pavle Despalj, composer
1936 - Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
1938 - Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
1939 - Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
1939 - Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson PickettR&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett (1941)
1941 - Wilson Pickett, Prattville Alabama, R&B singer (Funky Broadway)
1947 - Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1949 - Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
1950 - James Conlon, NYC, conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979)
1950 - John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
1953 - Jamie West-Oram, rocker (Fixx)
1957 - Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 - György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
1959 - Irene Cara, Bronx NYC, actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury)
1963 - Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st black Miss America (1983)
1964 - Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
1964 - Rozalla, Zambian singer
1965 - Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1966 - Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 - Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen LatifahSinger, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah (1970)
1970 - Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)
1975 - Rodleen Getsic, American musician, civil servant
1977 - Devin Lima, American singer
1979 - Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
1981 - Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1799 - John Randall, composer, dies at 82
1816 - Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer, dies at 67
1817 - Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
1823 - Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, composer, dies at 69
1870 - Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
1875 - Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
1889 - William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
1918 - Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
1924 - John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79
1938 - Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
1967 - Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
1968 - Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
1976 - Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
1984 - Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
1985 - Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
1990 - Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
1995 - Charles Drain, singer, dies at 65
1995 - Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
2001 - John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
2006 - Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)

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