On This Day in Music for May 30

Events in Music

  • 1866 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
  • 1917 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1959 "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1964 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 1964 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
  • 1964 The Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1 in the United States
  • 1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
  • 1970 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • 1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
  • 1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 perf

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Birthdays in Music

  • 1578 Valentin Dretzel, composer
  • 1797 Johann Christian Lobe, composer
  • 1808 Joaquim Casimiro Jr, composer
  • 1844 Louis Varney, composer
  • 1853 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer
  • 1883 Riccardo Zandonai, composer
  • 1887 Gino Tagliapietra, composer
  • 1909 Benny Goodman, clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • 1914 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1920 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1920 John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • 1925 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1928 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1932 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer
  • 1936 Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • 1945 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
  • 1952 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • 1957 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1958 Marie Fredriksson, Ostra-Lj Swed, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • 1960 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • 1961 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • 1964 Wynonna, [Christina Judd], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

Guitarist Tom Morello
Guitarist
Tom Morello
  • 1966 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
  • 1968 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1974 Cee-Lo, American musician
  • 1974 Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
  • 1981 Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter
  • 1989 Kevin Covais, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton

Deaths in Music

  • 1746 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
  • 1791 Ildephons Haas, composer, dies at 56
  • 1797 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer, dies at 48
  • 1833 Josef Slavik, composer, dies at 27
  • 1870 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1906 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • 1923 Camille Chevillard, composer, dies at 63
  • 1935 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49
  • 1947 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1947 Georg von Trapp, Austrian WW I submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, dies at 67
  • 1953 Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
  • 1959 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 Gaston Brenta, composer, dies at 66
  • 1969 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
  • 1971 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
  • 1972 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer, dies at 104
  • 1973 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • 1977 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
  • 1980 Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
  • 1986 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
  • 1987 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • 1989 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 1992 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1993 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1996 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
  • 1996 John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
  • 2000 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2003 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)