On This Day in Music for 1st March

Events in Music

  • 1928 Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
  • 1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • 1961 Cellist Jacqueline du PrĂ©s debut in Wigmore Hall
  • 1969 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1973 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1975 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • 1975 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
  • 1976 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • 1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 1980 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • 1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1994 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 1998 "Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC

Music-awardsMusic Awards

2003 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Birthdays in Music

  • 1607 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, composer
  • 1690 Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer
  • 1703 Dieudonne Raick, composer
  • 1709 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer
  • 1711 Peregrinus Pogl, composer
  • 1771 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer
  • 1779 Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer
  • 1799 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1810 Frederic Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, (baptismal records 22nd Feb) Polish/French pianist/composer (Concert in F Minor)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • 1820 Richard Redhead, composer
  • 1826 John Thomas, composer
  • 1832 Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer
  • 1841 Romualdo Marenco, composer
  • 1871 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • 1878 Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer
  • 1882 Ida Moore, Altoona Ks, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
  • 1896 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1900 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • 1904 Glenn Miller, bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)
  • 1909 Richard de Guide, composer
  • 1917 Dinah Shore, Winchester Tenn, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet)
  • 1920 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, Harlem calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • 1929 Sonny James, singer (Young Love, Running Bear)
  • 1930 Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • 1932 Jacques Leduc, composer
  • 1933 Istvan Lang, composer
  • 1939 Leo Brouwer, composer
  • 1939 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1940 Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • 1942 Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1942 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • 1943 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1944 Mike D'Abo, rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1944 Roger Daltrey, English rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
  • 1946 Tony Ashton, Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • 1946 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1948 Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1948 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • 1949 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • 1954 Janis Gill, Torrance Cal, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
  • 1955 Jimmy Fortune, Newport News Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1957 Jon Carroll, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
  • 1958 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1961 Davis Daniel, Arlington Heights Ill, country singer
  • 1962 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1963 Robert James Affuso, Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1963 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • 1963 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1964 Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
  • 1964 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • 1969 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1983 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1987 Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")
  • 1987 Kesha Rose Sebert, American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in LA, CA
  • 1989 Sonya Kitchell, American singer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1994 Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Weddings & Divorces in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1968 Country singer June Carter Cash (38) weds music icon Johnny Cash (36) in Franklin, Kentucky

Deaths in Music

  • 1619 Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer/organist, dies at 59
  • 1693 Benedict Schultheiss, composer, dies at 39
  • 1771 Isfrid Kayser, composer, dies at 58
  • 1777 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
  • 1788 Orazio Mei, composer, dies at 56
  • 1797 Juan Manuel Olivares, composer, dies at 36
  • 1804 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1817 Luigi Gatti, composer, dies at 77
  • 1859 Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61
  • 1914 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer, dies at 47
  • 1918 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • 1928 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer, dies at 62
  • 1928 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer, dies at 77
  • 1932 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • 1964 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • 1965 Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1970 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
  • 1972 Victor Babin, composer, dies at 63
  • 1974 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1976 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1980 John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
  • 1985 Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
  • 1991 Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • 1994 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
  • 1994 Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • 2000 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2006 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 2015 Orrin Keepsnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), dies at 91