This Day in Music for 4th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 8 of 8

1830 - V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London
1913 - Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
1966 - John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
1967 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
1973 - 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
2000 - 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win
2006 - 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 67 of 67

1492 - Francesco de Layolle, composer
1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)
1742 - Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
1745 - Charles Dibdin, English composer (d.1814)
1754 - Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer
1757 - Ignaz Malzat, composer
1765 - Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)
1773 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer
1819 - Charles Oberthur, composer
1834 - Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
1838 - Paul Lacome, composer
1877 - Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
1878 - Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
1886 - Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
1913 - Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
1913 - Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
1915 - Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS]
1915 - Eunice Catunda, composer
1921 - Halim El-Dabh, composer
Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio VivaldiViolin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678)
1925 - Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
1926 - Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger
1926 - Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
1927 - Robert Di Domenica, composer
1928 - Samuel Adler, composer
1929 - Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
1929 - Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
1932 - Guido Baggiani, composer
1932 - Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
1933 - Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer
1934 - Barbara McNair, Racine Wisc, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)
1934 - John Duffey, bluegrass musician
1934 - Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)
1935 - Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
1936 - Aribert Reimann, composer
1936 - Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
1937 - [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
1943 - Zoltan Jeney, composer
1944 - Bobby Womack, Cleve, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It)
1945 - Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
1946 - Ralph Kirshbaum, Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival)
1946 - Robert Raymond, rocker
1947 - Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
1948 - Chris Squire, London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1948 - Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
1949 - Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter
1950 - Emilio Estefan, Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)
1951 - Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
1951 - Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
1952 - Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
1956 - Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
Heavy Metal Musician Jason NewstedHeavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted (1963)
1963 - Jason Newstedt, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
1963 - MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1963 - Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
1965 - WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
1966 - Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
1966 - Grand Puba, American rapper
1968 - Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
1972 - Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
1974 - ICS Vortex (Simen Hestn├Žs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
1975 - Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
1976 - Scott Sturgeon (Stza Crack), American musician (Choking Victim and Leftover Crack)
1977 - Jason Marsalis, American musician
1979 - Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
1981 - Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
1981 - Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
1991 - Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
1993 - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 42 of 42

1617 - Arcangelo Crivelli, composer, dies at 70
1804 - Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies
1831 - Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82
1839 - Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
1851 - Michael Henkel, composer, dies at 70
1876 - Alfred Holmes, composer, dies at 38
1918 - Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58
1925 - Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
1933 - Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
1936 - Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
1941 - Edoardo Mascheroni, composer, dies at 81
1942 - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
1953 - Sergei S Prokoviev, Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61
1954 - Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
1954 - Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
1966 - Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
1968 - Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84
1981 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1984 - Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
1986 - Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42
1986 - Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (1989)
1989 - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
1992 - Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
1993 - Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
1995 - Eden Ahbez, songwriter, dies at 86
2001 - Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
2002 - Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
2004 - John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
2004 - Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
2005 - Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
2005 - Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
2007 - Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
2007 - Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
2007 - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
2008 - Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
2009 - Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
2009 - John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
2010 - Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
2010 - Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
2010 - Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
2010 - Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
2011 - Johnny Preston, American pop singer (b. 1939)

<< 3rd March

5th March >>


Search the Today in Music Archives

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)