On This Day in Music for August 14

Events in Music

  • 1922 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • 1975 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary

Music releaseMusic Single

1995 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1997 "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
  • 1769 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer
  • 1810 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer
  • 1823 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1857 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1868 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • 1869 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1891 Marinus de Jong, composer
  • 1892 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
  • 1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
  • 1899 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
  • 1907 Stanley Adams, songwriter
  • 1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • 1911 Jan Koetsier, composer
  • 1923 William Flanagan, composer
  • 1924 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Brian Fenelly, composer
  • 1940 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1941 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • 1941 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
  • 1946 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1947 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • 1948 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1951 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1956 Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1960 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1960 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • 1973 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • 1974 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1974 Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1976 Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • 1980 Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • 1988 Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
  • 1990 Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff

Deaths in Music

  • 1587 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
  • 1727 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • 1763 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
  • 1834 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • 1867 Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
  • 1938 Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
  • 1958 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • 1961 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • 1964 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • 1970 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
  • 1981 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
  • 1984 Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
  • 1984 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), dies at 68
  • 1988 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • 1988 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1992 Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • 1996 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
  • 2002 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2007 Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2016 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82