On This Day in Music for March 13

Events in Music

  • 1797 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1963 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1968 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Music awardsMusic Awards

1972 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1973 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 1982 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
  • 1983 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
  • 1987 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1995 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1700 James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, composer
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, composer
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, composer
  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, composer
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)
  • 1832 Alberto Randegger, composer
  • 1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer
  • 1860 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (d. 1903)
  • 1862 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer
  • 1883 Enrico Toselli, composer
  • 1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
  • 1887 Carlos Isamitt, composer
  • 1890 Michael Taube, composer
  • 1890 Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1899 Pancho Vladigerov, composer
  • 1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
  • 1910 Sammy Kaye, Rocky River Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • 1911 Jose Ardevol, composer
  • 1912 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Igor Youskevitch, dancer
  • 1913 Sammy Kaye, saxophonist (Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye)
  • 1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer
  • 1917 Ina Ray Hutton, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Anthony Milner, composer
  • 1925 Roy Haynes, US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)
  • 1929 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1930 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Jan Howard, American singer
  • 1931 Rosalind Elias, Lowell Mass, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere)
  • 1933 Mike Stoller, composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown)
  • 1938 Hans-Joachim Hespos, composer
  • 1938 Jean-Claude Risset, composer
  • 1938 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1939 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer
  • 1947 Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
  • 1949 Julia Migenes, American soprano
  • 1950 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1952 Wolfgang Hihm, composer
  • 1959 Ronnie Rogers, guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • 1960 Adam Clayton, Oxfordshire, rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow)
  • 1973 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
  • 1976 James Dewees, musician
  • 1977 Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade)
  • 1978 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian dancer
  • 1979 Spanky G, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1980 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1926 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

Deaths in Music

  • 1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer, dies at 46
  • 1756 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • 1817 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55
  • 1890 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1918 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • 1934 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56
  • 1945 Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
  • 1946 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
  • 1971 Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • 1980 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • 1982 Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1987 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1987 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1990 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • 1992 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1995 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • 1999 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 2011 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)