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 (d. 1641)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer
  • 1821 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, composer
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, composer
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter Sankt Veit, (d. 1911)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, composer
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, composer
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, rhythm & blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones)
  • 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
  • 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 Jimmy Farrar, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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, rock vocalist (Girlfriend)
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1974 Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman
  • 1979 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer, actor

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