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January 9, 1948 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music

  • Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

Birthdays in Music

  • Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)

Deaths in Music

  • Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (harpsichord and clavichord), dies at 75
1948 in Music