On This Day in Music for August 5

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Release

1953 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1964 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • 1965 Jeff Coffin, Massachusetts, musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Revolver" album in the UK
  • 1966 Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
  • 1972 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
  • 1974 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

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1975 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1979 "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1985 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • 1994 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose

Birthdays in Music

  • 1397 Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
  • 1607 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
  • 1623 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
  • 1694 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer
  • 1797 Friedrich August Kummer, composer
  • 1811 Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
  • 1828 Giovanni Rossi, composer
  • 1829 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
  • 1843 James Scott Skinner, composer
  • 1850 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
  • 1866 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • 1868 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • 1880 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
  • 1886 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1976)
  • 1890 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1890 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (d. 1987)
  • 1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
  • 1901 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • 1907 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • 1914 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • 1926 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1927 Gunnar Bucht, composer
  • 1932 Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
  • 1934 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • 1942 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • 1947 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947 Rick Derringer [Ricky Dead Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1953 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
  • 1955 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • 1959 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
  • 1960 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz)
  • 1960 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • 1960 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • 1961 Mark O'Connor, American violinist

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1964 MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 1965 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • 1965 Jeff Coffin, American saxophonist, born in Massachusetts
  • 1968 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • 1975 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1978 Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
  • 1981 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Tobias Regner, German singer
  • 1983 Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1995 Devo Keenan American cellist
  • 2000 Maya Bond, American singer and musician

Weddings in Music

  • 1956 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1975 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret

Deaths in Music

  • 1678 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • 1778 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • 1830 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68
  • 1856 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1863 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1891 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
  • 1907 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
  • 1910 Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42
  • 1916 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
  • 1916 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
  • 1955 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • 1958 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1963 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, dies at 64
  • 1968 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • 1971 Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
  • 1978 Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
  • 1987 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79
  • 1992 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • 1993 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45
  • 2008 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies after surgery at 59
  • 2013 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67