On This Day in Music for September 11

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1951 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
  • 1959 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • 1962 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1965 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1967 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1971 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • 1987 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001 Jay-Z releases his album "Blueprint" featuring contributions by Eminem and Kanye West

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Birthdays in Music

  • 1614 Philipp Buchner, composer
  • 1753 Friedrich August Baumbach, composer
  • 1764 Valentino Fioravanti, composer
  • 1786 Friedrich Kuhlau, composer
  • 1807 Ignaz Lachner, composer
  • 1825 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1844 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1865 Alfred Hollins, British composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire
  • 1874 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer
  • 1876 Alfonso Broqua, composer
  • 1885 Herbert Stothart, composer
  • 1890 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Harry Tobias, songwriter
  • 1899 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny, Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • 1902 Alice Tully, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York
  • 1911 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Jack Fascinato, Bevier Mo, pianist/orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie)
  • 1925 Ashley Heenan, composer
  • 1925 Harry Stuart Somers, composer
  • 1934 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • 1935 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • 1937 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • 1938 Charles Patrick, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1940 Bernie Dwyer, rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], Camden, New Jersey, American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam)
  • 1943 Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1945 Leo Kottke, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1946 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1953 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx)
  • 1957 Jon Moss, rock drummerer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • 1958 Mick Talbot, rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're the Best Thing)
  • 1961 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Victor Wooten, American musician
  • 1965 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967 Harry Connick Jr, singer (We Are in Love), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968 Kay Hanley, American musician
  • 1969 Gidget Gein, American musician
  • 1970 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • 1970 Ted Leo, American musician
  • 1971 Richard Ashcroft, British singer
  • 1975 Mark Klepaski, American musician
  • 1976 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician (Let's Get Physical), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1977 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1977 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay), born in London, England
  • 1978 Ben Lee, Australian musician and singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Deaths in Music

  • 1646 Johann Stobaeus, composer, dies at 66
  • 1733 Francois Couperin, French composer (Le Grand), dies at 64
  • 1789 Luca Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 55
  • 1848 Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer, dies at 87
  • 1858 Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer, dies at 55
  • 1892 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • 1898 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74
  • 1922 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • 1924 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer, dies at 57
  • 1949 Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
  • 1954 Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69
  • 1957 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • 1958 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • 1976 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
  • 1980 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
  • 1984 Hilding Hallnas, composer, dies at 81
  • 1985 William Alwyn, composer, dies at 79
  • 1987 Peter Tosh, reggae singer shot dead in Jamacia at 42
  • 1993 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • 2004 Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • 2014 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83