On This Day in Music for October 5

Events in Music

  • 1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1823 Weber visits Beethoven

  • 1944 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • 1991 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 1994 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
  • 1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1590 Johann Schop, German composer and violinist, born in Niedersachsen, Germany (d. 1667) (dates disputed)
  • 1684 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
  • 1722 Gregorio Sciroli, composer
  • 1743 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
  • 1758 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • 1817 Eduard Franck, composer
  • 1822 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Feliks Jaronski, composer
  • 1840 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer and tenor, born in Cerknica (d. 1917)
  • 1875 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • 1879 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • 1879 John Erskine, American poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1883 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • 1899 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
  • 1902 Michael Kondracki, composer
  • 1906 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • 1907 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • 1927 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • 1936 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • 1938 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1942 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Steve Miller, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1945 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1947 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • 1948 Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • 1948 Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1948 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1949 B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1953 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1955 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • 1957 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • 1959 Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1961 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1962 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1970 South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • 1974 Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer
  • 1974 Colin Meloy, American singer (The Decemberists)
  • 1978 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1980 Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)
  • 1981 Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer
  • 1985 Nicola Roberts, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1988 Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)

Weddings in Music

  • 2001 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

Deaths in Music

  • 1564 Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer
  • 1707 Daniel Speer, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1813 Etienne Ozi, French composer, dies at 58
  • 1867 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
  • 1880 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • 1899 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer, dies at 57
  • 1911 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer, dies at 58
  • 1915 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • 1915 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer, dies at 67
  • 1919 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • 1924 Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
  • 1940 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • 1943 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1954 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), dies at 78
  • 1965 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
  • 1981 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
  • 1992 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992 Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • 1995 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • 2010 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67