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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Person-of-interestPerson 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, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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 singer (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • 1920 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, New Haven Ct, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife)
  • 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 Eddie Grundy, rocker
  • 1950 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1955 Bunny DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rocker (Debarge)
  • 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, Stockholm Sweden, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love)
  • 1966 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • 1966 GrĂ¡inne 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

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

Weddings & Divorces 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
  • 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)