On This Day in Music for October 6

Events in Music

  • 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1898 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1927 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)
  • 1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1965 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • 1980 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges

Music releaseMusic Single

1987 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

Birthdays in Music

  • 1618 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer
  • 1777 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1806 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • 1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
  • 1818 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • 1820 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1887)
  • 1827 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • 1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • 1873 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • 1880 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • 1882 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1886 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • 1915 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1926 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1927 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1943 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • 1946 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • 1948 Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • 1950 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1951 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • 1954 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1960 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • 1961 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • 1970 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1972 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • 1972 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1976 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1982 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • 1984 Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • 1998 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer

Weddings in Music

  • 1978 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow musician Benny Andersson (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald

Deaths in Music

  • 1651 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1762 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78
  • 1786 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1837 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77
  • 1860 Stephen Elvey, composer, dies at 55
  • 1868 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1874 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • 1909 Dudley Buck, US organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • 1935 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1940 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1947 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • 1954 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • 1956 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • 1973 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • 1985 Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 1995 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • 1995 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 1999 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 2010 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2015 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73