On This Day in Music for 6th March

Events in Music

  • 1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
  • 1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1853 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1965 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1974 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1986 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • 1616 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer
  • 1710 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
  • 1763 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer
  • 1779 Philipp Roth, composer
  • 1785 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer
  • 1793 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer
  • 1835 Ludwik Grossman, composer
  • 1843 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer
  • 1844 Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee) (NS 3/18)
  • 1852 Joseph Bayer, composer
  • 1870 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1887 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • 1893 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • 1898 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • 1904 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • 1909 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • 1911 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • 1914 Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
  • 1921 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1923 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • 1924 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • 1925 Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist (d. 1968)
  • 1926 Jon Nordal, composer
  • 1926 Miroslav Klega, composer
  • 1927 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1928 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • 1930 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Carmen Delavallade, US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
  • 1933 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer
  • 1937 Paul Mefano, composer
  • 1938 Lovelace Watkins, singer
  • 1939 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • 1944 Kiri Te Kanawa, Gisborne NZ, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
  • 1944 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • 1946 David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 1946 Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1947 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • 1949 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1963 Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • 1964 Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
  • 1964 Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • 1967 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • 1968 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1975 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1992 Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1753 Gerhardus Havingha, composer, dies at 56
  • 1851 Alexander Aliabiev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1860 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • 1867 Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932 John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • 1936 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • 1936 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63
  • 1945 Rudolph Karel, composer, dies at 64
  • 1947 Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
  • 1954 Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • 1961 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
  • 1962 Rezso Kokai, composer, dies at 56
  • 1965 Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • 1966 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1967 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1967 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • 1968 Isa Krejci, composer, dies at 63
  • 1973 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Pierre Cochereau, composer, dies at 59
  • 1988 Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1994 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1995 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • 1996 Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 2006 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 2012 Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2013 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • 2013 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68