On This Day in Music for 10th March

Events in Music

  • 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1975 "The Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
  • 1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win
  • 1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.


Birthdays in Music

  • 1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • 1713 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
  • 1713 Raphael Weiss, composer
  • 1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
  • 1780 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • 1839 Dudley Buck, organist/church composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1844 Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing)
  • 1870 Alfred Kastner, composer
  • 1872 Felix Borowski, composer
  • 1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • 1888 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, born in Siverić (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France, composer (King David, Pacific 231)
  • 1892 Eva Turner, British soprano
  • 1899 Finn Hoffding, composer
  • 1903 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1905 Rene Bernier, composer
  • 1907 Robert de Roos, composer
  • 1915 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
  • 1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 1919 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • 1920 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1928 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
  • 1930 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1931 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Bernadetta Matuszczak, composer
  • 1934 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • 1940 Dean Torrence, LA Cal, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady)
  • 1940 Francis Schwartz, composer
  • 1941 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, composer
  • 1941 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • 1943 Alfred Whitford Lerdahl, composer
  • 1943 Stephen Montague, composer
  • 1946 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • 1947 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • 1948 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • 1950 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1955 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1955 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1962 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • 1962 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • 1963 Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1963 Rick Rubin, American record producer
  • 1964 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • 1966 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
  • 1969 Ricky Seagall, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • 1973 John LeCompt, American guitarist
  • 1974 Hugo Ferreira, American rock musician
  • 1976 Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • 1976 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • 1977 Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
  • 1977 Matt Rubano, American musician (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1977 Robin Thicke, American singer
  • 1978 Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983 Carrie Underwood, American country singer, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma

  • 1983 Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian Singer
  • 1985 Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1992 Emily Osment, American actress and singer

Weddings in Music

  • 2000 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007 Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza

Deaths in Music

  • 1700 Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer, dies at 61
  • 1701 Johann Schelle, composer, dies at 52
  • 1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1832 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67
  • 1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer, dies at 75
  • 1875 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
  • 1897 Teodulo Mabellini, composer, dies at 79
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38
  • 1910 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913 Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1922 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • 1967 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
  • 1974 Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
  • 1975 Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1988 Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1989 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1992 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1997 La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2001 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2004 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • 2016 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • 2016 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist, dies at 87