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 Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
  • 1969 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances

Event of interestEvent 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

Event of interestEvent 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Event of interestEvent 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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, Polish/French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal records 22nd Feb)

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, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • 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
  • 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, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • 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, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 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, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Weddings 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 Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), dies at 91
  • 2016 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92