On This Day in Music for September 20

Events in Music

  • 1922 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • 1938 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres
  • 1948 "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1969 Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm

Music release#1 in the Charts

1975 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1976 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • 1977 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1978 "Eubie!" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 439 performances
  • 1987 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances
  • 1989 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Single

2011 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released


Birthdays in Music

  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, composer
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, composer
  • 1663 Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer
  • 1706 Franz Habermann, composer
  • 1777 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1795 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, composer
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, composer
  • 1877 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer
  • 1879 Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)
  • 1886 Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, composer
  • 1900 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, composer
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, composer
  • 1911 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1922 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • 1943 Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer
  • 1945 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • 1947 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • 1950 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1968 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • 1971 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
  • 1976 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • 1977 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 1978 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • 1978 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1985 David Allen, American composer and writer
  • 1987 Jack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers
  • 1990 Marilou, Quebec pop singer

Weddings in Music

  • 2002 "The Monkees" lead vocalist Micky Dolenz (57) weds Donna Quinter in Calabasas, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1460 Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer
  • 1590 Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534)
  • 1630 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586)
  • 1647 Giovanni Del Turco, composer, dies at 70
  • 1648 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer, dies at 61
  • 1706 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • 1823 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1886 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1896 Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76
  • 1897 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, dies at 59
  • 1908 Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64
  • 1908 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • 1949 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
  • 1957 Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
  • 1960 Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • 1967 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • 1968 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1973 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
  • 1973 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • 1974 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88
  • 1976 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • 1984 Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1994 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
  • 1994 Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
  • 1996 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • 1996 Paul Weston, American arranger and bandleader "the Father of Mood Music", dies at 84
  • 1997 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
  • 2006 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
  • 2006 John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)