On This Day in Music for August 7

Events in Music

  • 1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • 1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
  • 1977 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • 1983 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1985 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1993 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1994 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1818 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
  • 1823 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
  • 1868 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1876 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1887 Luckey Roberts, composer
  • 1903 Saburo Moroi, composer
  • 1906 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • 1913 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Karel Husa, composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1921 Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
  • 1925 Felice Bryant, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1925 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
  • 1928 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, born in Kuusalu (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1936 Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
  • 1942 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • 1942 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • 1943 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1945 Patrice Mestral, composer
  • 1949 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxopone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City (d. 2010)
  • 1950 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952 Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods)
  • 1958 Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)
  • 1960 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
  • 1962 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • 1963 Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)
  • 1966 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
  • 1968 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
  • 1975 Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espedal), Norwegian musician
  • 1975 Koray Candemir, Turkish singer
  • 1978 Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
  • 1978 Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 "Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 2008 Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (38) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion


Deaths in Music

  • 1609 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1712 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1786 Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49
  • 1798 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
  • 1846 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76
  • 1893 Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
  • 1913 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81
  • 1924 Camille Zeckwer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1959 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1967 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
  • 1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
  • 1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • 1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • 1993 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 2009 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)