This Day in Music for 6th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1831 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice
1967 - 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
1976 - Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 44 of 44

1616 - Malachias Siebenhaar, composer
1710 - Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
1763 - Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer
1779 - Philipp Roth, composer
1785 - Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer
1793 - Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer
1835 - Ludwik Grossman, composer
1843 - Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer
1844 - Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee) (NS 3/18)
1852 - Joseph Bayer, composer
1870 - Oscar Straus, Vienna Austria, composer (Ein Walzertraum)
1887 - Henri Gagnon, composer
1893 - [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
1898 - Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
1909 - Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
1911 - Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
1914 - Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
1921 - Julius Rudel, Vienna Austria, conductor (NYC Opera 1957)
1923 - Erhard Karkoschka, composer
1924 - Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
1925 - Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
1926 - Jon Nordal, composer
1926 - Miroslav Klega, composer
1928 - Ronald Stevenson, composer
1930 - Lorin Maazel, Neuilly France, conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941)
1931 - Carmen Delavallade, US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
1933 - Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer
1937 - Paul Mefano, composer
1938 - Lovelace Watkins, singer
1939 - Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
1944 - Kiri Te Kanawa, Gisborne NZ, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
1944 - Mary Wilson, Detroit Mich, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go)
1945 - Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
1946 - David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1946 - Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1947 - Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
1949 - Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1963 - Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
1964 - Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
1964 - Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
1967 - Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
1968 - Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
1975 - Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
1992 - Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 28 of 28

1753 - Gerhardus Havingha, composer, dies at 56
1842 - Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
1851 - Alexander Aliabiev, composer, dies at 63
1860 - Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
1867 - Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54
1932 - John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77
1936 - Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
1936 - Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63
1945 - Rudolph Karel, composer, dies at 64
1947 - Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
1954 - Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
1961 - George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
1962 - Rezso Kokai, composer, dies at 56
1965 - Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
1966 - Richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83
1967 - Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
1967 - Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
1968 - Isa Krejci, composer, dies at 63
1973 - Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
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1984 - Pierre Cochereau, composer, dies at 59
1988 - Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
1994 - Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
1994 - Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
1995 - Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
1996 - Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
2006 - King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
2012 - Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
2013 - Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68

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