On This Day in Music for 24th March

Events in Music


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

Person-of-interestElvis 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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, composer
  • 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, composer, dies at 63
  • 1975 Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
  • 1977 Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
  • 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)