On This Day in Music for October 10

Events in Music

  • 1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1956 "Giant", directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, premieres in NYC

  • 1959 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1969 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded
  • 1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • 1971 Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
  • 1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • 1978 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • 1978 British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
  • 1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • 1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
  • 1995 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC

Music releaseAlbum Release

2014 Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer
  • 1790 George Gerson, composer
  • 1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1847 Gheorghe Dima, composer
  • 1854 Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer
  • 1862 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • 1868 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • 1876 Walter Niemann, composer
  • 1897 Lamar Stringfield, composer
  • 1903 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)
  • 1908 John Waldo Green, American composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Alan Frank, music publisher
  • 1910 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
  • 1914 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Scott Huston, composer
  • 1917 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1918 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1923 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • 1924 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
  • 1926 Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
  • 1927 Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
  • 1935 Paolo Renosto, composer
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, [Dennis Dalziel], rocker
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, composer
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 1946 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • 1948 Séverine, French singer
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1953 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1954 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)
  • 1959 Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • 1960 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • 1961 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1965 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress and singer-songwriter. born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • 1966 Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
  • 1970 Corinna May, German singer
  • 1971 Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
  • 1979 Mya Harrison, American singer (Mýa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
  • 1980 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1980 Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • 1984 Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
  • 1991 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
  • 1991 Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1774 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 2010 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota
  • 2010 American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (25) weds musician Brian Walker at the Uncommon Ground Cafe in Chicago

Deaths in Music

  • 1676 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1727 Alphonse d' Eve, composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1789 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer, dies at 34
  • 1836 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer, dies at 61
  • 1843 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
  • 1856 Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
  • 1889 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • 1939 Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)
  • 1964 Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • 1964 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • 1964 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • 1967 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • 1976 Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • 1978 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1979 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
  • 1993 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 1994 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer, dies at 64
  • 2002 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2003 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • 2010 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2011 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)