This Day in Music for 31st March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1923 - 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs
1967 - 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
1972 - Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
1980 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
1981 - 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
1991 - Musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres in NYC
1991 - St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 43 of 43

1684 - Francesco Durante, composer
1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion)
1717 - Florian Wrastill, composer
1732 - Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, prominent composer of the classical period (The Creation/Die Schopfung)
1747 - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
1791 - Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer
1809 - Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
1822 - Rafael Hernando, composer
1847 - Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer
1848 - John Henry Roberts, composer
1872 - Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)
1887 - Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
1891 - Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
1893 - Clemens Krauss, Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937)
1906 - Lauri Saikkola, composer
1908 - Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
1911 - Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
1915 - Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
1934 - John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
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1935 - Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
1937 - Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
1938 - Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
1944 - Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
1944 - Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1946 - Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
1947 - Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1947 - Jon-Jon Poulos, Chicago Ill, rocker (Buckinghams)
1948 - Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
1950 - Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)
1953 - Greg Martin, Louisville Ky, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1953 - Sean Hopper, California, rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1954 - Tony Brock, England, rock drummer (Isn't It Time, Every Time I Think of You)
1955 - Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1958 - Pat McGlynn, Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
1959 - Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
1963 - Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
1964 - Erik Turner, Omaha Nebraska, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1974 - Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)
1977 - Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
1978 - Tony Yayo, American rapper
1979 - Amey Date, Indian playback singer
1982 - Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
1986 - Cveta Majtanović, Serbian singer, winner of Pop Idol.

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1656 - Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 64
1703 - Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642)
1880 - Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44
1881 - Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73
1885 - Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
1885 - Philipp Fahrbach, composer, dies at 69
1886 - Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
1892 - Adolf Rzepko, composer, dies at 66
1901 - John Stainer, composer, dies at 60
1960 - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
1967 - Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72
1973 - Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68
1986 - O'Kelly Isley, US, singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48
1988 - Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
1991 - John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies
1993 - Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
1995 - Selena, Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24
1996 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
2003 - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
2006 - Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)

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