This Day in Music for 8th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1962 - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1971 - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1973 - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1985 - Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1993 - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1997 - 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 60 of 60

1560 - Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
1607 - Johann Rist, composer
1714 - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of JS Bach
1743 - Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
1778 - Friedrich August Kanne, composer
1783 - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer
1825 - George William Martin, composer
1840 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
1843 - Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
1853 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
1859 - Otto Taubmann, composer
1872 - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1872 - Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (d. 1918)
1876 - Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1883 - Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
1909 - Anthony Donato, composer
1911 - Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
1915 - Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
1919 - Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
1920 - James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1921 - Cyd Charisse, [Tula Finklea], Amarillo Tx, dancer/actress (Singing in the Rain)
1921 - Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
1925 - Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
1927 - Jaromir Podesva, composer
1927 - Joseph Berg, composer
1928 - Frank Michael Beyer, composer
1928 - Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1933 - Johnny Dollar, singer
1934 - Christian Wolff, composer
1936 - Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1937 - Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1937 - Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
1938 - Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1939 - Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh Natl Opera 1970)
1939 - Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
1941 - Ivana Loudova, composer
1941 - Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
1944 - Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
1944 - Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
1944 - Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
1945 - Micky Dolenz, Los Angeles California, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees)
1945 - Bruce Broughton, American composer
1946 - Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 - Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1947 - Carole Bayer Sager, American composer
1948 - Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1953 - Bob Brozman, American musician
1954 - Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1957 - Billy Childs, composer/pianist
1958 - Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
1964 - Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1964 - Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
1968 - Shawn Mullins, American musician
1972 - Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
1973 - Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
1975 - Peggy Zina, Greek singer
1979 - Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
1979 - Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
1984 - Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician
1985 - Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1640 - Guillaume van Messaus, composer, dies at 50
1716 - Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
1720 - Georg Bronner, composer, dies at 53
1734 - Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer, dies at 33
1828 - Johann Anton Sulzer, composer, dies at 75
1862 - Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56
1869 - Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
1901 - Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
1919 - Auguste Tolbecque, composer, dies at 88
1931 - Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87
1941 - Jose Serrano Simeon, composer, dies at 67
1950 - Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
1951 - John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
1957 - Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
1961 - Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
1973 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
1983 - William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
1988 - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
1992 - Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
1993 - Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
1995 - Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
1996 - Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
2003 - Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
2011 - Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)

<< 7th March

9th March >>


Search the Today in Music Archives

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)