This Day in Music for 20th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 11 of 8

1948 - 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
1948 - 20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement", L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
1990 - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
1991 - Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records
1994 - "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 perfs
1995 - Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
2002 - 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins
2002 - 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins
2004 - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
2004 - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
2004 - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 42 of 42

1680 - Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)
1739 - Eligio Celestino, composer
1774 - John Braham, composer
1829 - Charles Albert White, composer
1833 - Henry Southwick Perkins, composer
1863 - Ernesto Nazareth, composer
1872 - Bernhard Seklas, composer
1873 - Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]
1883 - Karl Hasse, composer
1915 - Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
1917 - Vera Lynn, singer (Anniversary Waltz)
1918 - Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
1918 - Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
1921 - Primoz Ramovs, composer
1922 - Larry Elgart, New Haven Ct, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch)
1927 - John Pierre Herman Joubert, composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
1930 - Michel Magne, composer
1931 - Antonio Tauriello, composer
1932 - Tod Dockstader, composer
1933 - Jacquez Guyonnet, composer
1936 - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
1937 - Jerry Reed, Atlanta GA, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit)
1937 - Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
1946 - Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
1947 - Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
1949 - Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
1951 - Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1951 - Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1954 - Jim Seales, Hamilton Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
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1957 - Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], Atlanta, Florida, American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1959 - Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
1961 - Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)
1963 - Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
1964 - Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
1966 - Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
1972 - Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
1976 - Chester Bennington, American musician (Linkin Park)
1979 - Molly Jenson, American musician
1980 - Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
1982 - Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
1984 - Winta, Norwegian musician
1986 - Dean Geyer, Australian singer/actor

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1757 - Johann Paul Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
1804 - Ignaz Malzat, composer, dies at 47
1812 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
1866 - Rikard Nordraak, composer, dies at 23
1871 - Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56
1873 - Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer, dies at 52
1874 - Hans Christian Lumbye, composer, dies at 63
1892 - Arthor Goring Thomas, composer, dies at 41
1911 - Jean-Theodore Radoux, composer, dies at 75
1913 - Christian Barnekow, composer, dies at 75
1942 - Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
1944 - Felix Woyrsch, composer, dies at 83
1951 - Jan Ingenhoven, composer, dies at 74
1951 - Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
1964 - Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
1970 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920)
1987 - Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
1988 - Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
1991 - Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
1992 - Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
1992 - Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
1996 - Alan Ridout, composer, dies at 61
1998 - George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
2000 - Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
2008 - Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
2009 - Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
2011 - Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)

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