On This Day in Music for 30th March

Events in Music

  • 1946 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1957 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
  • 1970 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC
  • 1972 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • 1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1988 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1993 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1687 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
  • 1719 John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
  • 1727 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
  • 1750 John Stafford Smith, composer
  • 1772 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
  • 1804 Salomon Sulzer, composer
  • 1805 Adrien de La Fage, composer
  • 1811 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
  • 1815 Wincenty Studzinski, composer
  • 1830 Auguste Tolbecque, composer
  • 1835 Bernhard Scholz, composer
  • 1858 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • 1872 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
  • 1902 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • 1908 Camille Schmit, composer
  • 1908 Kurt Bruggemann, composer
  • 1911 Dennis Gomm, musician
  • 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1917 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Rudolf Bruci, composer
  • 1921 Kan Ishii, composer
  • 1921 Oto Ferenczy, composer
  • 1922 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 1922 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • 1924 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • 1925 Ivo Malek, composer
  • 1926 John Heddle Nash, singer
  • 1926 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Diether de la Motte, composer
  • 1931 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
  • 1931 Sandor Szokolay, composer
  • 1935 Gordon Mumma, composer
  • 1935 John Charles Eaton, composer
  • 1935 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1942 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • 1943 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Tears in Heaven), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1948 Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • 1948 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
  • 1950 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • 1950 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
  • 1955 Randy Vanwarmer, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1959 Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • 1962 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • 1964 Tracy Chapman, US singer/songwriter (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car)
  • 1966 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 1967 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968 Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I'm Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
  • 1969 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
  • 1976 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979 Norah Jones, American singer and pianist, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer & Pianist Norah Jones
Singer & Pianist
Norah Jones
  • 1979 Simon Webbe, English singer
  • 1980 Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter
  • 1983 Scott Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1983 Hebe Tian, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
  • 1984 Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1986 Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer

Weddings in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Actress Doris Day (21) weds saxophonist George Weidler

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice
  • 2007 "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • 1764 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1864 Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer, dies 52
  • 1872 Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer, dies at 76
  • 1875 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1884 Hans Hampel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1935 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer, dies at 51
  • 1936 Conchita SupervĂ­a, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • 1945 Karel Moor, composer, dies at 71
  • 1953 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1963 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69
  • 1964 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • 1977 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • 1977 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1994 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Paul A Rothchild, record producer, dies at 59
  • 1995 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
  • 2004 Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • 2013 Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79