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Events in Music

  • Jan 28 Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)
  • Feb 11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • Feb 17 Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith's musical premieres in NYC
  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • Nov 16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
  • Jan 3 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • Jan 3 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • Jan 6 Philip Bezanson, composer
  • Jan 7 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Jan 9 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 12 Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • Jan 17 Joel Herron, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 21 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • Jan 26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • Jan 28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • Feb 4 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • Feb 12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • Feb 14 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • Feb 16 Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
  • Feb 20 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
  • Feb 23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • Feb 26 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • Mar 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • Mar 5 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • Mar 10 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • Mar 15 Harry James, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Mar 17 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • Mar 22 George Wyle, American orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • Mar 26 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 11 Alberto E Ginastera, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Panambi)
  • Apr 14 Denis ApIvor, composer
  • Apr 14 Emerson Buckley, composer
  • Apr 22 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Apr 26 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
  • Apr 27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • Apr 30 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • May 3 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
  • May 5 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • May 9 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • May 9 Douglas Guest, organist
  • May 10 Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • May 12 Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer
  • May 14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • May 22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • May 23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • May 25 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • May 26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • May 29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)
  • Jun 14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • Jun 16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • Jun 17 Einar Englund, composer
  • Jun 27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
  • Jun 29 Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • Jul 7 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

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Jul 7 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • Jul 9 Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
  • Jul 9 Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • Jul 11 Howard Brubeck, composer
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • Jul 23 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 24 Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
  • Jul 27 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
  • Jul 27 Siegfried Reda, composer
  • Jul 29 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • Sep 13 Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
  • Sep 16 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
  • Sep 29 Minao Shibata, composer
  • Oct 10 Scott Huston, composer
  • Oct 13 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus)
  • Oct 17 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer
  • Oct 19 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
  • Oct 19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • Oct 21 Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
  • Nov 6 Ray Conniff, Attleboro Mass, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers)
  • Nov 7 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 10 Billy May, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Guido Turchi, composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 12 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • Nov 18 James L Lyons, jazz promoter
  • Nov 26 Mareo Ishiketa, composer
  • Nov 29 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • Dec 6 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 11 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)
  • Dec 19 Hal Hastings, American orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 25 Daniel Devoto, composer
  • Dec 26 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 22 Iwan Knorr, German composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 29 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 Anton Simon, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • Feb 29 Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
  • Apr 9 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62
  • May 6 Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
  • May 11 Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
  • May 17 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68
  • Jun 4 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • Jul 16 Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • Jul 26 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 2 Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 5 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
  • Aug 5 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 13 Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 25 Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 13 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35
  • Nov 23 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 24 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 20 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 27 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
  • Dec 31 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76