This Day in Music for 2nd March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 10 of 10

1825 - 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
1933 - "King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
1964 - Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night," Harrison meets Patti Boyd
1965 - "Sound Of Music" opens
1967 - 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins
1968 - Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
1974 - 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
1976 - Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in NYC
1988 - 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley
1989 - Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 48 of 48

1555 - Ludovico Spontoni, composer
1755 - Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
1759 - Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
1813 - George Alexander Macfarren, composer
1815 - Antonio Buzzolla, composer
1824 - Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
1838 - David Duffle Wood, composer
1884 - Leon Jongen, composer
1893 - Maxime Dumoulin, composer
1894 - Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
1900 - Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
1905 - Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)
1909 - Hanoch Jacoby, composer
1913 - Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
1916 - Bernard George Stevens, composer
1917 - John Gardner, composer
1919 - Tamara Toumanova, dancer
1920 - Enrique Franco, composer
1921 - Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson, composer
1922 - Eric Feldbush, composer
1922 - Mario Zafred, composer
1927 - Siegfried Kohler, composer
1927 - Witold Szalonec, composer
1934 - Bernard Rands, Sheffield England, composer (Wildtrack)
1939 - Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
1940 - Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
1942 - Lou Reed, New York City, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), (d. 2013)
1942 - Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
1943 - Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], London, English rocker (Drifters, Vipers)
1943 - Stephen Dickman, composer
1944 - Leif Segerstam, composer
1948 - Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
1948 - Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
1949 - Alain Chamfort, French singer
1950 - Karen Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun)
1953 - William Simmons, sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1955 - Dale Bozzio, Boston, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown)
1955 - Jay Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1956 - John Cowsill, Newport RI, rock drummer (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1956 - Mark Evans, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC)
1959 - Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1959 - Larry Stewart, Paducah KY, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1961 - Simone Young, Australian conductor
1962 - Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
1966 - Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
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1977 - Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
1985 - Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
1988 - Keith Jack, British singer and actor

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

1800 - Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
1822 - Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
1868 - Carl Eberwein, composer, dies at 81
1882 - Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
1887 - Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63
1937 - Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
1938 - Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
1974 - Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
1975 - Jean Kurt Forest, composer, dies at 65
1991 - Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
1995 - Hugo Cole, musician/critic, dies at 77
1999 - Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
1999 - David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
2003 - Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
2003 - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
2005 - Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
2006 - Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
2008 - Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)

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