On This Day in Music for August 1

Events in Music

  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • 1964 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival

Music concertMusic Concert

1971 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

  • 1986 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma
  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1992 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1993 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Birthdays in Music

  • 1659 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • 1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
  • 1686 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
  • 1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • 1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • 1824 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • 1840 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
  • 1847 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • 1848 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • 1858 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • 1871 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • 1881 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, born in Vilnius Region (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Vaclav Klicka, composer
  • 1888 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Morris Stoloff, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1899 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • 1913 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Yoshinao Nakada, composer
  • 1926 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • 1930 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Sean O Riada, composer
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1943 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • 1947 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • 1951 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • 1953 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 1959 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • 1960 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1964 Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1968 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
  • 1972 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 1974 Chris Shinn, American singer-songwriter (Live, Unified Theory), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1977 Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1978 Dhani Harrison, British musician (brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • 1981 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg

Deaths in Music

  • 1628 Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
  • 1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • 1813 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1846 Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
  • 1922 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
  • 1934 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • 1966 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • 1981 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1989 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1995 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1996 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • 1996 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1997 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 2005 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)