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Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1910-09-12 - Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
1922-08-14 - 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
1954-07-30 - Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1985-09-22 - Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
2003-01-13 - Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
2012-02-25 - Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
2012-04-19 - Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,395

1588-09-08 - Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)
1615-06-20 - Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter/musician [or 7/21]
1777-09-07 - Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
1796-07-28 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
1802-02-06 - Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
1814-11-06 - Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician/inventor (saxophone)
1834-10-08 - Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
1853-12-13 - Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
1858-02-24 - Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
1859-06-22 - Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
1859-06-27 - Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)
1859-11-19 - Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
1859-12-22 - Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, collector of English folk music and dance
1860-08-10 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
1865-07-06 - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
1872-04-23 - Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
1873-09-21 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
1874-08-10 - Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
1876-06-05 - Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
1877-09-06 - Buddy Bolden, American musician (d. 1930)
1883-10-08 - Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)
1885-05-11 - Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
1886-12-25 - Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
1887-03-28 - Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Curacao, musician/composer
1887-09-03 - Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
1888-04-12 - Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
1888-06-03 - Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)
1888-08-16 - Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
1890-02-27 - Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
1892-03-16 - James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
1892-10-28 - Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
1893-03-18 - Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
1893-09-13 - Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
1893-09-24 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)
1894-01-31 - Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
1895-01-05 - Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
1895-04-09 - Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
1895-04-20 - Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
1895-09-01 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
1898-02-07 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
1898-05-28 - Andy Kirk, jazz musician
1899-05-25 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
1900-03-24 - June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
1900-05-28 - Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
1900-06-09 - Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
1900-07-13 - George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
1900-07-29 - Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
1901-09-03 - Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
1902-02-06 - George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
1902-03-21 - Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
1902-03-30 - Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
1902-09-14 - , orgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
1903-06-06 - Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
1903-06-12 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
1903-07-16 - Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
1903-09-15 - Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
1903-12-28 - Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
1904-04-09 - Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
1904-08-21 - [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905-01-13 - Percy Humphrey, New Orleans, Louisiana, jazz trumpet player and bandleader
1905-05-08 - Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
1905-05-10 - Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
1905-06-13 - Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
1905-11-08 - Richard Nicholson, musician
1905-12-01 - Ida Carroll, musician
1905-12-02 - Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
1906-03-27 - Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
1906-04-13 - Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
1906-07-07 - Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
1906-09-23 - Willard F McMurry, musician
1907-06-20 - Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
1907-08-08 - Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)
1907-11-18 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
1908-01-07 - Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
1908-01-27 - Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
1908-03-13 - Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
1908-06-27 - Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
1908-07-25 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
1908-10-19 - Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
1908-12-01 - Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
1909-01-24 - Tiny Winters, musician
1909-05-09 - Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
1909-09-07 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician
1909-11-30 - Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
1910-06-17 - Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)
1910-07-09 - Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
1910-11-11 - Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
1910-12-07 - Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
1910-12-15 - John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1911-03-30 - Dennis Gomm, musician
1911-08-01 - Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
1912-02-19 - Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1912-05-13 - Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
1912-07-27 - Vernon Elliott, musician/composer
1913-10-20 - Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
1914-01-16 - Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
1914-03-30 - Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues musician (Down & Out Blues)
1914-05-22 - Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
1914-07-26 - Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
1914-09-13 - Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 462

1472-04-25 - Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
1678-08-05 - Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
1865-04-26 - Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74
1900-01-22 - David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831)
1905-07-08 - Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
1909-05-20 - Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
1916-06-04 - Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
1924-06-23 - Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
1925-06-16 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903)
1926-11-22 - Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
1931-11-04 - Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician, dies
1933-03-26 - Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
1933-07-15 - Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
1933-11-05 - Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
1934-09-02 - Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
1936-09-19 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1938-04-10 - Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
1939-06-04 - Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
1940-08-08 - Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
1943-10-05 - Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
1945-05-13 - Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
1946-02-20 - Hugh Allen, musician, dies
1949-07-07 - Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
1950-07-01 - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
1951-02-09 - Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
1952-03-22 - Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
1952-12-28 - Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
1953-05-16 - Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
1953-05-30 - Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
1954-11-29 - Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
1956-10-19 - Isham Jones, American musician (b. 1894)
1956-11-05 - Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)
1957-09-01 - Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
1958-03-25 - Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
1959-03-15 - Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
1959-04-13 - Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
1959-06-23 - Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
1959-09-28 - Gerard Hoffnung, artist/humorist/musician, dies
1961-02-22 - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
1961-07-06 - Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)
1962-03-24 - Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
1963-08-23 - Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
1964-01-07 - Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
1964-06-29 - Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
1965-06-28 - Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
1965-09-15 - Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
1965-09-16 - Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
1966-06-01 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
1967-03-10 - Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
1967-04-29 - J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
1969-05-19 - Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
1969-10-03 - Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
1969-10-30 - Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
1969-11-18 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
1970-03-21 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
1970-05-11 - Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
1970-06-11 - Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
1971-01-19 - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
1971-07-06 - Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, jazz musician (Hello Dolly), dies at 71
1971-08-13 - King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
1971-08-25 - Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890)
1972-02-08 - Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
1972-03-27 - Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
1972-12-03 - Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
1973-01-26 - Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
1973-09-15 - Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
1973-12-03 - Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
1974-10-16 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, noted Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
1974-11-19 - George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
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1975-02-04 - Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)
1975-10-31 - SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1975-12-17 - Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
1976-02-05 - Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
1976-02-09 - Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
1976-08-29 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
1977-01-02 - Errol Garner, American musician (b. 1921)
1977-09-04 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
1979-05-11 - Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
1979-06-21 - Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
1979-09-27 - Jimmy McCullough, musician (Wings), dies of a drug overdose
1979-11-23 - Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
1981-05-28 - Mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
1982-01-30 - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
1982-02-04 - Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
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1982-04-30 - Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
1982-07-15 - Bill Justis, American musician and producer (b. 1926)
1983-04-05 - Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
1983-06-02 - Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
1984-01-01 - Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
1984-04-13 - Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician (b. 1911)
1984-06-02 - Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
1984-12-08 - Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
1985-01-20 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
1986-03-11 - Sonny Terry, American blues musician (b. 1911)
1986-05-19 - Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
1986-11-07 - Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
1987-02-02 - Patrick "Spike" Hughes, Brit jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
1987-03-23 - Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
1987-07-01 - Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
1987-12-12 - Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)


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