On This Day in Music for March 5

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1807 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

  • 1856 Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
  • 1868 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • 1907 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 1919 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in Siberia
  • 1944 1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances

CommunicationElvis Presley in the Army

1960 Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

  • 1960 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • 1963 Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"
  • 1965 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • 1966 11th Eurovision Song Contest: Udo Jurgens for Austria wins singing "Merci, Cherie" in Luxembourg

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1971 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin is first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones.

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1972 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
  • 1974 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1977 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • 1981 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 performances
  • 1981 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
  • 1994 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop

Birthdays in Music

  • 1668 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • 1733 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1748 William Shield, composer
  • 1751 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
  • 1756 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1774 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • 1805 Theodore Labarre, composer
  • 1828 Johann Gungl, composer
  • 1843 William F Sudds, composer
  • 1845 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • 1850 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • 1853 Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)
  • 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
  • 1895 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1903 Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
  • 1913 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1916 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1931 Anthony Headges, composer
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, composer
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1944 Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1946 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1946 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1947 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1948 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
  • 1952 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1956 Teena Marie, American singer
  • 1957 Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1958 Andy Gibb, singer/TV host (Solid Gold), born in Manchester, England

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1961 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • 1962 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1969 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1998 Singer Mariah Carey and mugic mogul Tommy Mottola divorce after 2 years of marriage

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Deaths in Music

  • 1732 Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer, dies at 82
  • 1778 Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67
  • 1795 Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42
  • 1873 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer, dies at 34
  • 1876 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • 1893 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
  • 1919 Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
  • 1947 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer/conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • 1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1953 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61
  • 1956 Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50
  • 1962 Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • 1963 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1963 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 1972 Nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78
  • 1973 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1973 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • 1977 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • 1977 Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • 1984 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • 1994 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • 1995 Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
  • 2016 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86