On This Day in Music for 3rd March

Events in Music

  • 1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
  • 1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)

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1944 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber

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1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
  • 1957 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • 1965 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1966 Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
  • 1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1975 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1985 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
  • 1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1705 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
  • 1814 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • 1857 Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • 1865 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer
  • 1867 Gustav Strube, composer
  • 1869 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
  • 1886 James Friskin, composer
  • 1886 Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • 1889 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • 1891 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • 1892 Rui Coelho, composer
  • 1895 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • 1908 Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • 1911 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1913 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1918 Frank Wigglesworth, composer
  • 1922 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • 1923 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
  • 1926 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1928 Dave Dudley, singer (Six Days on the Road)
  • 1929 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • 1933 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexico, spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1938 Douglas Leedy, composer
  • 1938 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1942 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Dave Mount, rocker
  • 1950 Ed Marinaro, actor (Hill Street Blues)
  • 1950 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1951 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • 1952 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • 1953 Dave Amato, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
  • 1954 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1964 Duncan Phillips, Australian drummer (Newsboys)
  • 1966 Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • 1973 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • 1975 Albert Fields, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Gary, Indiana

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1977 Ronan Keating, Bayside Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1978 Douglas Osmond, Provo Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 1978 Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
  • 1981 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1986 Stacie Orrico, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • 1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer, dies at 64
  • 1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81
  • 1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1889 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • 1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • 1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
  • 1945 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1961 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • 1965 Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
  • 1967 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • 1991 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • 1993 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1994 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • 2000 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2002 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2012 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 2013 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73