On This Day in Music for August 13

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1876 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1971 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

Birthdays in Music

  • 1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
  • 1704 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher (d. 1793)
  • 1717 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
  • 1721 Francis Ireland, composer
  • 1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
  • 1817 Karoly Thern, composer
  • 1826 William Thomas Best, composer
  • 1831 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
  • 1851 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • 1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • 1879 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • 1894 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • 1896 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
  • 1901 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1913 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • 1913 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • 1913 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
  • 1919 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
  • 1921 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
  • 1929 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1938 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1942 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1944 David Mahler, composer
  • 1948 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1948 Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1948 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1951 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1952 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
  • 1959 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1960 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1963 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1964 Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1965 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • 1984 Baby Blue, American rapper (Pretty Ricky)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole in UK

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith

Deaths in Music

  • 1808 Henri Hardouin, French composer, dies at 81
  • 1841 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
  • 1886 Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
  • 1908 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • 1912 Jules EF Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • 1916 Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
  • 1924 Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
  • 1933 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
  • 1946 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
  • 1947 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
  • 1953 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
  • 1954 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1959 Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1970 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • 1971 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
  • 1982 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • 1984 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • 1987 Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
  • 1995 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • 1996 David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • 1998 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • 2000 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • 2003 Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • 2009 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • 2011 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • 2013 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2013 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44