On This Day in Music for 7th February

Events in Music

  • 1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • 1792 D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • 1931 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera NYC

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1941 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • 1959 "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1964 Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
  • 1964 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres

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1965 George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1969 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1970 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
  • 1979 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles

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1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1987 Madonna's "Open Your Heart" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Birthdays in Music

  • 1707 Carl August Thielo, composer
  • 1710 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1739 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • 1758 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • 1822 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • 1823 Richard Genee, composer
  • 1825 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • 1847 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • 1863 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
  • 1864 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer
  • 1871 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • 1875 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • 1875 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • 1877 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • 1878 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
  • 1887 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1891 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • 1897 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1898 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
  • 1924 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1927 John Buller, composer
  • 1934 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
  • 1938 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • 1946 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1946 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Jimmy Greenspoon, LA Cal, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
  • 1949 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • 1952 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • 1954 Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • 1956 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
  • 1959 Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
  • 1960 Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

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1962 Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1962 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1968 Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  • 1975 Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  • 1988 Ai Kago, Japanese singer
  • 1992 Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
  • 1996 Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1743 Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at 69
  • 1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer, dies at 57
  • 1827 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer, dies at 73
  • 1830 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • 1862 Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61
  • 1901 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • 1915 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1918 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68
  • 1931 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1944 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1948 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • 1954 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
  • 1957 Rudolph Reti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1959 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], American blues guitarist (The Things That I Used to Do) dies at 32
  • 1968 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • 1969 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • 1980 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • 1985 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1986 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • 1990 Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
  • 1994 Witold LutosÅ‚awski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • 1996 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • 1996 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • 1997 Danil Shafran, cellist, dies at 74
  • 1999 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2000 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • 2001 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86