On This Day in Music for August 24

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1914 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC

MurderMurder of Interest

1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
  • 1579 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • 1821 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
  • 1938 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • 1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • 1951 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1963 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
  • 1964 Pebbles, American rock vocalist (Girlfriend), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1974 Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman, born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1979 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Deaths in Music

  • 1712 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • 1724 Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1840 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
  • 1841 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
  • 1957 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • 1958 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1962 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • 1964 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • 1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1973 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • 1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • 1978 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • 1995 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1998 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • 1999 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • 2006 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
  • 2006 James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72