On This Day in Music for 24th March

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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1955 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

CommunicationElvis Presley in the Army

1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

  • 1978 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
  • 1979 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
  • 1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks

Music awardsMusic Awards

1987 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

  • 1988 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1994 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • 1994 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1494 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1740 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1817 Aime Maillart, composer
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, composer
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • 1900 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • 1922 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1927 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • 1933 David Harries, composer
  • 1936 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • 1936 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1937 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • 1938 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1946 Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • 1946 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • 1947 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947 Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1949 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1951 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • 1960 Nena, German pop singer
  • 1962 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1974 Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • 1975 Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
  • 1977 Corneille, Canadian-Rwandan singer
  • 1982 Nivea, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1631 Philipp Dulichius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1654 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
  • 1755 Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer, dies at 72
  • 1825 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
  • 1838 Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72
  • 1878 Albin Masek, composer, dies at 73
  • 1894 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1916 Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
  • 1918 Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53
  • 1921 Deodat de Severac, composer, dies at 48
  • 1946 Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
  • 1962 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • 1967 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • 1975 Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
  • 1977 Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
  • 1985 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • 1994 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • 1995 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
  • 2008 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 Neil Aspinall, British record producer (b. 1941)
  • 2010 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)