On This Day in Music for September 12

Events in Music

  • 1910 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • 1927 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • 1953 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1960 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1984 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • 1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
  • 1994 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence

Music awardsMusic Awards

2010 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Music releaseMusic Single

2011 "Love On Top" single released by Beyoncé (Grammy Award Best Traditional R&B Performance 2013, Billboard Song of the Year 2012)


Birthdays in Music

  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1768 Benjamin Carr, American composer, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1887 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (Thank heaven for little girls), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Adolph Weiss, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • 1898 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1915 Billy Daniels, African-American singer (Billy Daniels Show), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, American composer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1930 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1931 George Jones, American country singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Judy Clay [Guions], soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Phillip Ramey, composer
  • 1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
  • 1942 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1943 Maria Muldaur, singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944 Barry White, singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1945 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1956 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • 1961 Mylene Farmer, french singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American musician
  • 1966 Ben Folds, American musician
  • 1968 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry), born in Richmond, California
  • 1970 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • 1974 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
  • 1976 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1977 James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 1977 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • 1977 Jeff Irwin, American musician
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 1983 Carly Smithson, Irish singer
  • 1986 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer

Weddings in Music

  • 1840 Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck
  • 2009 Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi

Deaths in Music

  • 1733 Francois Couperin "Le Grand", French composer, dies at 64
  • 1739 Reinhard Keiser, Germ conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 1789 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • 1806 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer, dies at 58
  • 1807 Edward Miller, composer, dies at 71
  • 1815 Jose Mauricio, composer, dies at 63
  • 1871 Karl Collan, Finnish composer, dies at 43
  • 1877 Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1879 Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49
  • 1947 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • 1973 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • 1993 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1994 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • 1995 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • 1995 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • 1997 Stikkan Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur (Polar), dies at 66
  • 2000 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2003 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), dies at 71

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 2004 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, dies at 59
  • 2004 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77