On This Day in Music for August 22

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1966 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • 1969 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"

Music release#1 in the Charts

1987 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1993 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1530 Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
  • 1615 Christopher Gibbons, composer
  • 1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
  • 1766 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • 1771 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
  • 1827 Edouard Silas, composer
  • 1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1873 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)
  • 1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
  • 1895 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Sergius Kagen, composer
  • 1913 Robert Schollum, composer
  • 1917 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • 1926 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
  • 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • 1934 John M Chowning, composer
  • 1936 Lex P Humphries, drummer
  • 1937 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1939 Candido Lima, composer
  • 1939 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1947 Donna Godchaux, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1951 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • 1952 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1957 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1958 Ian Mitchell, American rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland
  • 1958 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1959 Juan Croucier, Cuban-born American heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1961 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1962 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1963 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1966 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • 1966 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), born in Kirkland, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1968 Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys), born in London
  • 1973 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1974 Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist (Le Vibrazioni), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1978 Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultry

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Deaths in Music

  • 1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1831 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1879 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
  • 1893 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)
  • 1901 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1942 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies
  • 1966 Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
  • 1970 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • 1976 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • 1984 Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1994 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80
  • 2003 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2006 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
  • 2011 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Nick Ashford, American songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2016 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94