On This Day in Music for 9th March

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1842 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1844 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
  • 1849 Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" premieres
  • 1868 The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
  • 1897 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
  • 1959 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1961 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
  • 1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
  • 1968 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4
  • 1975 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1976 Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
  • 1978 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Music

  • 1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer
  • 1737 Josef Myslivecek, composer
  • 1810 Jean-Georges Kastner, composer
  • 1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer
  • 1826 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer
  • 1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, composer
  • 1850 Alexandre Luigini, composer
  • 1856 Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer
  • 1875 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer
  • 1893 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Henry Leland Clarke, composer
  • 1908 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1911 Ramon Campbell Batista, composer
  • 1924 Konstantin Iliev, composer
  • 1926 Celso Garrido Lecca, composer
  • 1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling, composer
  • 1927 John Beckwith, composer
  • 1930 Thomas Schippers, Kalamazoo Mich, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1932 Keely Smith, Norfolk Virginia, American singer (Mrs Louie Prima)
  • 1933 Lloyd Price, Kenner La, singer (Just Because)
  • 1933 William Francis McBeth, composer
  • 1933 William McBeth, Ropesville, Texas, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
  • 1938 Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1942 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • 1942 Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
  • 1945 Laura Lee, [Rundless], singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)
  • 1945 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1946 Jim Cregan, British rock musician
  • 1948 Jeffrey Osborne, Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
  • 1948 Jimmy Fadden, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1949 Kalevi Aho, composer
  • 1949 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
  • 1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, rocker
  • 1955 Fernando Bujones, ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1957 Mark Mancina, American composer
  • 1958 Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)
  • 1963 David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
  • 1966 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1968 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
  • 1971 Diego Torres, Argentine singer
  • 1979 Chingy, American rapper
  • 1983 Maite Perroni, singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • 1987 Bow Wow, American rapper and actor

Weddings in Music

  • 1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (76) weds his cousin's ex Judith Brown (62) in Natchez, Mississippi

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1706 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • 1743 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, Ital/Fr composer dies at 77
  • 1800 Dominique Della-Maria, composer, dies at 30
  • 1819 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, dies at 41
  • 1827 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, dies at 62
  • 1870 Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65
  • 1938 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • 1941 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1965 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
  • 1993 Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
  • 1994 Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • 1994 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1996 George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1997 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
  • 1999 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2005 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 2016 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90