On This Day in Music for 22nd March

Events in Music

  • 1928 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
  • 1956 "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
  • 1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
  • 1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1971 6th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1972 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1975 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovision Song festival
  • 1975 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 1975 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • 1986 Heart's "These Dreams" single goes #1
  • 1990 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 1992 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1997 "Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • 2013 American rock band My Chemical Romance annouce their break-up

Birthdays in Music

  • 1700 Giuseppe Sellitto, composer
  • 1728 Giacomo Insanguine, composer
  • 1752 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer
  • 1842 Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
  • 1842 Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer
  • 1865 Theophile Ysaye, composer
  • 1868 Hamish MacCunn, composer
  • 1885 Adriano Lualdi, composer
  • 1885 Jakabs Medins, composer
  • 1905 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • 1908 Maurice Stans, politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, born in Shakopee, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright
  • 1916 George Wyle, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer
  • 1920 Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
  • 1925 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1930 Stephen Sondheim, lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)
  • 1937 Jon Hassell, composer
  • 1937 Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
  • 1940 Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
  • 1942 Jon Arthur English, composer
  • 1943 George Benson, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Joseph Schwantner, composer
  • 1943 Keith Relf, England, rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance)
  • 1945 Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
  • 1945 Charles "Chuck" Jackson, US singer (Playboy, Independents)
  • 1945 Jeremy Clyde, England, rocker (Chad & Jeremy-Yesterday's Gone)
  • 1946 Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
  • 1947 Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948 Randy Hobbs, rocker (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys)
  • 1951 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • 1952 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 1957 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • 1958 Pete Wylie, rocker (Sinful), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959 Avraham Fried, Orthodox Jewish Musician
  • 1960 Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
  • 1963 Suzanne Sulley, Sheffield S Yorks, rocker (Human Leauge-Human)
  • 1968 Euronymous, Norwegian black metal musician (d. 1993)
  • 1970 Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
  • 1973 Beverley Knight, English singer
  • 1979 Aaron North, American musician
  • 1980 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • 1980 Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1981 MIMS, American rapper

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England

  • 1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • 2009 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1948 Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

Deaths in Music

  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, French baroque composer (b. 1632)
  • 1758 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1796 Gaspare Gabellone, composer, dies at 68
  • 1798 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
  • 1824 Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1845 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer, dies at 70
  • 1906 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1909 Gyula Erkel, composer, dies at 66
  • 1929 Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
  • 1951 J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79
  • 1952 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 1986 Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1991 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
  • 1993 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • 1994 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1996 Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2008 Cachao L√≥pez, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • 2016 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45