On This Day in Music for May 7

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1824 Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna

  • 1888 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Recording

1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1953 "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances
  • 1960 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • 1960 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • 1970 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
  • 1977 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 1977 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • 1982 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • 1995 "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1704 Carl Heinrich Graun, composer
  • 1769 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer
  • 1803 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer
  • 1833 Johannes Brahms, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1840 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

  • 1873 Clarence Dickinson, composer
  • 1883 Gino Roncaglia, composer
  • 1901 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • 1907 Jef van Durme, composer
  • 1908 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer (d. 1981)
  • 1918 Argeliers Leon, composer
  • 1922 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1931 Teresa Brewer, singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1932 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer
  • 1934 Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • 1934 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1936 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
  • 1940 Armando Krieger, composer
  • 1943 Christopher Taylor White, rocker
  • 1943 Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)
  • 1944 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • 1946 Bill Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1956 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960 Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • 1961 Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  • 1969 Eagle Eye Cherry, Swedish musician
  • 1971 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • 1973 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • 1978 Stian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician
  • 1986 Matt Helders, English musician, drummer for Arctic Monkeys
  • 1988 Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious

Weddings in Music

  • 2005 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • 1667 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1736 John Weldon, composer, dies at 60
  • 1793 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1800 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • 1814 Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1818 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1825 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1836 Norbert Burgmuller, composer, dies at 26
  • 1876 Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69
  • 1900 Richard Storrs Willis, composer, dies at 81
  • 1914 Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87
  • 1922 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • 1928 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer, dies at 56
  • 1934 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1942 Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1970 Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
  • 1977 Irwin Fischer, composer, dies at 73
  • 1981 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1993 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • 1995 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • 1998 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • 2004 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • 2006 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • 2011 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2014 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86