On This Day in Music for September 15

Events in Music

  • 1928 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 1951 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • 1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 1964 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland

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1968 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1977 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances

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1980 Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • 2005 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Bilge (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1572 Erasmus Widmann, composer
  • 1586 Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer
  • 1685 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer
  • 1690 Ignazio Prota, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1748)
  • 1744 Georg Ritschel, composer
  • 1764 Friedrich Heine, composer
  • 1764 Paolo Francesco Parenti, composer
  • 1808 Louis Clapisson, composer
  • 1811 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer
  • 1816 Edward Wolff, composer
  • 1837 Leo van Gheluwe, composer
  • 1851 Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • 1858 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1863 Horatio William Parker, composer
  • 1876 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1884 Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer
  • 1890 Frank Martin, composer (In Terra Fax), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1903 Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
  • 1906 Kathryn Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1909 Carlos Estrada, composer
  • 1911 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1912 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • 1913 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1917 Richard Arnell, composer
  • 1921 Jan Frank Fischer, composer
  • 1923 Anton Heiller, composer
  • 1924 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1928 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1933 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1942 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen)
  • 1952 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1953 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1956 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • 1956 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • 1956 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • 1958 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1964 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1969 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • 1972 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • 1974 Jamie Stevens, German singer
  • 1976 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1977 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1980 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer
  • 1989 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 2012 "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2012 Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London

Deaths in Music

  • 1747 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, dies at 59
  • 1750 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1840 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47
  • 1841 Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84
  • 1842 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1875 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer, dies at 71
  • 1880 William Hauser, composer, dies at 67
  • 1885 Juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31
  • 1895 Jan Kleczynski, composer, dies at 58
  • 1916 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82
  • 1923 Sayed Darwish, composer, dies at 31
  • 1924 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • 1932 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
  • 1936 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • 1943 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer, dies at 2
  • 1945 Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • 1950 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
  • 1951 Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • 1953 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • 1956 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1967 Hans Haug, Swiss classical composer, dies at 67
  • 1972 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • 1979 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • 1980 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1983 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
  • 1983 Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
  • 1991 Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
  • 1993 Frits Noske, musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • 2003 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)

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2004 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 2007 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2010 Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)