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"

Person-of-interestPerson 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 "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

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
  • 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
  • 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 & Divorces 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)