On This Day in Music for 13th March

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

Person-of-interestPerson 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
  • 1972 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win
  • 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, composer
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, composer
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, composer
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, composer
  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, composer
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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 & Divorces 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, composer, dies at 77
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55
  • 1890 Henry Wylde, composer, 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, 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)