On This Day in Music for 7th March

Events in Music

  • 1824 Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
  • 1917 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 1918 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • 1959 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 1962 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
  • 1966 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 1967 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • 1970 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

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1979 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

  • 1981 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1994 The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.

Birthdays in Music

  • 1574 John Wilbye, composer
  • 1621 Georg Neumark, composer
  • 1663 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, composer
  • 1731 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer
  • 1769 Josef Alois Ladurner, composer
  • 1773 Tommaso Marchesi, composer
  • 1797 Karl Schwencke, composer
  • 1807 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 1811 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer
  • 1820 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer
  • 1822 Victor Masse, composer
  • 1858 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer
  • 1872 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer
  • 1875 Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • 1883 Carl Deis, composer (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Heino Eller, composer
  • 1895 Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • 1896 Erwin Bodky, composer
  • 1900 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • 1906 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • 1906 Hans Lachman, composer
  • 1907 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, composer
  • 1908 Tomas de Manzarraga, composer
  • 1911 Stefan Kisielewski, composer
  • 1914 Morton DaCosta, Phila, director (Island of Love, Music Man)
  • 1917 Robert Erickson, composer
  • 1929 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1931 C W Stubblefield, music promoter
  • 1934 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • 1939 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
  • 1943 Chris White, rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in New York, NY (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Leon Frank Sylvers, rocker
  • 1944 Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)
  • 1945 Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)
  • 1946 Matthew Fisher, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • 1946 Peter Wolf, rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame)
  • 1947 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1951 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1952 Ernie Isley, US vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
  • 1953 Jules Shear, rock musician
  • 1954 Matt Frenette, rock drummer (Loverboy)
  • 1962 Taylor Dayne, [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • 1963 Denyce Graves, American singer
  • 1969 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • 1972 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1973 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • 1974 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • 1985 Thomas Erak, American guitarist

Weddings in Music

  • 2007 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil

Deaths in Music

  • 1761 Antonio Palella, composer, dies at 68
  • 1786 Frantisek Benda, composer, dies at 76
  • 1802 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer, dies at 50
  • 1809 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1842 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer, dies at 61
  • 1907 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer, dies at 64
  • 1926 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73
  • 1939 Amadeo Roldan, composer, dies at 38
  • 1941 Arnold Schering, German musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1974 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1976 Erwin Kroll, composer, dies at 90
  • 1979 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • 1981 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1982 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • 1983 Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
  • 1985 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1990 Max Neuhaus, composer, dies at 50
  • 1993 Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
  • 1993 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1995 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 2000 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2006 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2012 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2013 Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 2013 Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
  • 2013 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies at 82