1994 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 40 of 40

Jan 25th - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
Jan 31st - Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
Feb 3rd - "Les Miserables" opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore
Feb 7th - 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
Feb 8th - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
Feb 22nd - "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
Mar 1st - 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
Mar 2nd - Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan
Mar 5th - Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
Mar 7th - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
Mar 15th - 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
Mar 20th - "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 perfs
Mar 21st - Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend
Mar 27th - Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley MooreActor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore Apr 7th - Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
Apr 10th - "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
Apr 30th - 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin
May 3rd - 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win
May 4th - Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges
May 11th - Musical "Grease" opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances
May 24th - Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
Jun 6th - 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
Jun 15th - Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million
Jul 7th - "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love Jul 16th - 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
Jul 23rd - Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
Jul 28th - Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Aug 1st - The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour
Aug 5th - Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
Sep 8th - 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show
Sep 12th - Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
Sep 28th - "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
Oct 5th - 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
Oct 17th - Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena
Nov 30th - Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy JoelPianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel Dec 1st - Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London
Dec 2nd - Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment
Dec 7th - 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win
Dec 16th - Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI
Dec 28th - Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

Singer Harry StylesSinger Harry Styles (Feb 1st) Feb 1st - Harry Styles, Holmes Chapel Cheshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
Mar 1st - Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)
Mar 16th - Sierra McClain, American actress and singer
Apr 4th - Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
Apr 12th - Airi Suzuki, Japanese singer
Jul 16th - Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor
Sep 1st - Bianca Ryan, American singer
Dec 17th - Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 183

Jan 4th - RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
Jan 5th - Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
Jan 7th - Bobby Pratt, jazz Trombone/Piano Player, dies at 67
Jan 8th - Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
Jan 9th - Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
Jan 11th - Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
Jan 13th - Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
Jan 15th - Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
Jan 15th - Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
Jan 15th - Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
Jan 16th - Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
Jan 17th - Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
Jan 17th - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
Jan 18th - Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
Jan 22nd - Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
Jan 27th - Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
Jan 27th - Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
Jan 30th - Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
Jan 30th - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
Feb 2nd - John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
Feb 2nd - Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
Feb 2nd - Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
Feb 5th - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
Feb 6th - Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
Feb 6th - Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
Feb 7th - Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
Feb 8th - Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
Feb 9th - Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
Feb 9th - Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
Feb 14th - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
Feb 22nd - "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
Feb 24th - Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
Feb 24th - Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
Feb 28th - Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player, dies at 77
Mar 1st - Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
Mar 1st - Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
Mar 3rd - Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
Mar 5th - Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
Mar 6th - Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
Mar 6th - Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
Mar 9th - Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
Mar 9th - Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
Mar 13th - Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
Mar 22nd - Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
Mar 24th - Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
Mar 26th - Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
Mar 28th - Albert Goldman, US rock biographer (Lives of John Lennon, Elvis), dies at 66
Mar 28th - Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
Mar 30th - Sid Weiss, bassist, dies at 79
Apr 4th - Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
Apr 5th - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
Rocker Kurt CobainRocker Kurt Cobain (Apr 5th) Apr 5th - Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington
Apr 6th - Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77
Apr 7th - Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
Apr 8th - Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
Apr 10th - James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77
Apr 12th - Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
Apr 19th - Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
Apr 22nd - Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist, dies at 80
May 3rd - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
May 6th - Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
May 11th - Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
May 11th - Leonard Friedman, violinist, dies at 63
May 15th - Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
May 15th - Ronnie Potsdammer, singer/song/text writer/programmer, dies at 71
May 17th - Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
May 23rd - Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
May 24th - Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
May 25th - Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
May 26th - Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
May 27th - Red Rodney, [Albino Red/The Red Arrow], bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
May 29th - Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
May 31st - Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter, dies at 86
May 31st - Herva Nelli, soprano, dies at 85
Jun 3rd - Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
Jun 4th - Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
Jun 6th - John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
Jun 6th - Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
Jun 13th - Igor Youskevitch, dancer, dies at 82
Jun 14th - Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
Jun 14th - Henry Mancini, composer (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70
Jun 14th - Lionel Grigson, professor of Jazz, dies at 52
Jun 15th - Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (Never on Sunday), dies at 68
Jun 16th - Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
Jun 16th - Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88
Jun 23rd - Alan Frank, music publisher, dies at 83
Jun 26th - Thomas henry Wait Armstrong, organist, dies at 96
Jun 29th - Kurt Eichhorn, conductor, dies at 85
Jun 29th - Ray Crane, trumpeter, dies at 63
Jul 2nd - Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
Jul 8th - Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
Jul 9th - Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
Jul 9th - William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
Jul 11th - Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
Jul 11th - Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
Jul 13th - Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
Jul 14th - Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
Jul 14th - Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
Jul 21st - Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
Jul 21st - Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67

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