On This Day in Music for August 9

Events in Music

  • 1862 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
  • 1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • 1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1969 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances

Birthdays in Music


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1648 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
  • 1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
  • 1781 Michael Umlauf, composer
  • 1834 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
  • 1861 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1875 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
  • 1875 Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
  • 1890 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • 1890 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • 1891 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • 1902 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • 1913 Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
  • 1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • 1915 Haim Alexander, composer
  • 1925 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
  • 1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1935 George S Leotsakos, composer
  • 1939 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
  • 1939 Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • 1946 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • 1947 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • 1958 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • 1959 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • 1959 Kurtis Blow, American rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker

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1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

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  • 1965 Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1968 Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
  • 1970 Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1972 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • 1972 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • 1985 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine

Weddings in Music

  • 2003 Former "New Kids on the Block" singer Joey McIntyre (30) weds real estate agent Barrett Williams (25) in New York City's Plaza Hotel

Deaths in Music

  • 1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36
  • 1672 Jose Ximenez, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • 1710 Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1727 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer, dies at 52
  • 1806 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian, composer, dies at 33
  • 1835 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer, dies at 78
  • 1888 Isaac Strauss, composer, dies at 82
  • 1919 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), dies at 62
  • 1955 Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57
  • 1958 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • 1959 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55
  • 1966 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45
  • 1974 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • 1975 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 1976 Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
  • 1988 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • 1991 Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
  • 1995 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • 2002 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer, dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2003 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2004 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92