This Day in Music for 5th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 11 of 11

1807 - 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B
1856 - Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
1868 - Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan
1907 - 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
1917 - 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released
1919 - Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
1960 - Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
1963 - Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"
1972 - Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
1981 - Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
1994 - Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 43 of 43

1668 - Francesco Gasparini, composer
1733 - Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
1748 - William Shield, composer
1751 - Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
1756 - Thomas Linley, composer
1774 - Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
1805 - Theodore Labarre, composer
1828 - Johann Gungl, composer
1843 - William F Sudds, composer
1845 - Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
1850 - Daniel Brink Towner, composer
1853 - Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)
1887 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
1895 - Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
1899 - Patrick Hadley, composer
1903 - Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
1913 - Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
1916 - Horace Ian Parrott, composer
1931 - Anthony Headges, composer
1933 - Norbert Linke, composer
1938 - Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
1944 - Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
1946 - Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
1946 - Murray Head, singer
1947 - Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
1947 - Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
1948 - Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
1948 - Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
1948 - Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
1948 - Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1950 - Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
1952 - Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
1956 - Teena Marie, American singer
1957 - Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)
Singer and TV Host Andy GibbSinger and TV Host Andy Gibb (1958)
1958 - Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)
1960 - David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
1961 - Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
1962 - Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1969 - MC Solaar, French rapper
1970 - John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1971 - Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1978 - Papoose, American rapper

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1732 - Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer, dies at 82
1778 - Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67
1795 - Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42
1873 - Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer, dies at 34
1876 - Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
1893 - Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
1919 - Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
1947 - Alfredo Casella, Italian composer/conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
1952 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
1953 - Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Ukrainian composer, dies at 61
1956 - Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50
1962 - Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
1963 - Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41
1963 - Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30
1963 - Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
1972 - Nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78
1973 - Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
1973 - Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
1977 - Lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
1977 - Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
1979 - Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
1984 - Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
1994 - Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
1995 - Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51

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