On This Day in Music for October 1

Events in Music


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1880 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

  • 1941 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 12nd Symphony

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1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977

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1967 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1970 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • 1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1992 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1644 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist/composer
  • 1644 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1724 Giovanni Battista Cirri, composer
  • 1735 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer
  • 1771 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • 1808 Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer
  • 1820 Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer
  • 1832 Henry Clay Work, composer
  • 1841 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer
  • 1865 Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
  • 1881 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer
  • 1890 Constantin Nottara, composer
  • 1893 Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1894 Ricardo Castillo, composer
  • 1898 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Lajos Bardos, composer
  • 1904 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1907 Oedoen Partos, composer
  • 1908 Herman David Koppel, composer
  • 1911 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • 1922 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • 1926 Roger Williams, American pianist

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1930 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1931 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1932 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • 1933 Olga Pozzi Escot, composer

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1935 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1936 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • 1943 Jerry Maitini, US saxophonist (Sly & Family Stone-Sex Machine)
  • 1943 Jim Martini, rocker (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 1944 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • 1944 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • 1945 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1947 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • 1947 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1948 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • 1948 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1950 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1951 Brian Greenway, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1958 Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • 1959 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)
  • 1964 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1969 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1974 Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1982 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
  • 1985 Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer
  • 1986 Sayaka, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer

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1989 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], actress (Room), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Actress
Brie Larson

Weddings in Music

  • 2011 Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1602 Hernando de Cabezon, composer, dies at 61
  • 1609 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • 1708 John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59
  • 1770 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer, dies at 64
  • 1876 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer, dies at 77
  • 1927 Wilhelm Harteveld, composer, dies at 68
  • 1930 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84
  • 1964 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • 1970 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1970 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • 1975 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • 1979 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
  • 1992 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 1994 Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90
  • 1996 Joonas Kokkonen, composer, dies at 74
  • 1998 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1999 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • 2000 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75