On This Day in Music for August 30

Events in Music


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1751 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

  • 1945 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th Symphony
  • 1968 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)

Music concertMusic Concert

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden, New York

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • 1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash

Music concertMusic Concert

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1984 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
  • 1992 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • 1992 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

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2015 Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Birthdays in Music

  • 1687 Francesco Maria Vallara, composer
  • 1693 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist
  • 1767 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1769 Bonifacio Asioli, composer/music writer
  • 1809 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer
  • 1820 George Frederick Root, composer
  • 1842 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer
  • 1902 Arnold Maria Walter, composer
  • 1908 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1915 Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Kitty Wells, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove)
  • 1924 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • 1926 Olgerts Gravitis, composer
  • 1927 Pieter Willem Kee, composer
  • 1928 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Arne Mellnas, composer
  • 1935 John Phillips, singer/guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming)
  • 1941 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 David Henry Maslanka, composer
  • 1944 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 John Surman, jazz musician
  • 1945 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1949 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • 1951 Dana, singer/actress (Flight of the Doves)
  • 1955 Martin Jackson, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1960 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (d. 1992)
  • 1969 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist
  • 1970 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • 1971 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)
  • 1974 Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi)
  • 1974 Aaron Barrett, Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • 1974 Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Jens Ludwig, German guitarist
  • 1978 Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
  • 1979 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1983 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983 Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative
  • 1986 Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1994 R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah (15) illegally in Rosemont, Illinois (later annulled)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

Deaths in Music

  • 1529 Juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, composer, dies at 57
  • 1808 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83
  • 1826 Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67
  • 1904 Kate Fanny Loder, composer, dies at 79
  • 1953 Dimitar Nenov, composer, dies at 51
  • 1956 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70
  • 1963 Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 50
  • 1982 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86
  • 1986 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53
  • 1996 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher, dies at 89