On This Day in Music for August 19

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1955 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)
  • 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • 1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years

Birthdays in Music

  • 1686 Antonio Tonelli, composer
  • 1737 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer
  • 1780 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1813 William Henry Fry, composer
  • 1824 Georg Goltermann, composer
  • 1881 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • 1886 Robert Heger, composer
  • 1896 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • 1905 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • 1907 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
  • 1914 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • 1918 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
  • 1920 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1939 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
  • 1940 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • 1945 Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
  • 1946 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1947 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
  • 1948 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter
  • 1951 John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1959 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • 1960 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • 1963 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1966 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • 1967 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
  • 1968 Mark McGuinn, country music singer
  • 1969 Nate Dogg, American rapper
  • 1969 Clay Walker, American singer
  • 1970 Fat Joe, American rapper
  • 1972 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • 1972 Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1972 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer
  • 1979 Dave Douglas, American musician (Relient K)
  • 1980 Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • 1980 Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • 1980 Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • 1983 Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1983 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer
  • 1985 Megan Rochell, American singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986 Christina Perri, American singer-songwriter (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Singer-Songwriter Christina Perri
Singer-Songwriter
Christina Perri
  • 1987 Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1989 Romeo, American rapper

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1935 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

HeartWedding of Interest

1974 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • 2015 World famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain

Deaths in Music

  • 1744 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1780 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer, dies at 32
  • 1795 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer, dies at 67
  • 1812 Vincenzo Righini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1813 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer, dies at 54
  • 1813 Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer, dies at 61
  • 1822 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer, dies at 62
  • 1851 Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
  • 1872 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63
  • 1881 Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79
  • 1892 Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62
  • 1900 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (b. 1833)
  • 1912 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81
  • 1929 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
  • 1936 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • 1944 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • 1958 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1963 Kathleen Parlow, Canadian violinist (b. 1890)
  • 1976 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll trio), dies at 46
  • 1995 Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
  • 2001 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2008 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), dies at 46