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

Person-of-interestPerson 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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, composer
  • 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, Ripley England, singer/guitarist (Tears in Heaven)

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, Quebec Canada, singer (I'm Your Woman)

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

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 & Divorces in Music


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, 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