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Year 1957 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London

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Jan 6 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Jan 16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • Jan 23 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the "Pluto Platter" until 1958)
  • Jan 26 Francis Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres at La Scala, in Milan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • Feb 2 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 5 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert

  • Feb 23 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Mar 1 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Mar 3 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • Mar 8 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • Mar 22 "All Shook Up" single released by Elvis Presley
  • Apr 4 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony premieres French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 9 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Apr 13 Musical "Shinbone Alley", starring Eartha Kitt, opens at Broadway Theater NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • May 4 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
  • May 10 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
  • May 14 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 432 performances
  • May 25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format
  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 6 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 27 St James' Theatre in London closes

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Aug 11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
  • Aug 20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Sep 9 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 20 Leontyne Price makes her operatic stage debut singing Madame Lidoine in the US premiere of "Dialogues of the Carmelites" in San Francisco

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Film PremierJailhouse Rock Premieres

Sep 24 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)

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A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock
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  • Sep 26 Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC

  • Sep 28 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1
  • Sep 29 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
  • Oct 12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 14 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • Oct 17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 17 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley premieres in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • Oct 30 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Oct 31 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • Nov 6 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' RollAll Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

Nov 16 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

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The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
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  • Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's play "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Nov 30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Dec 1 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
  • Dec 2 Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1
  • Dec 14 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • Dec 14 "Rumple" musical closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Dec 19 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • Dec 20 Elvis Presley receives his draft notice to join the US Army for National Service
  • Dec 26 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
  • Dec 29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 190

  • Jan 4 Patty Loveless [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer & choreographer, born in Valencia, Spain
  • Jan 9 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now)", born in London, England
  • Jan 13 Don Snow, British session and touring Hammond organ and keyboard player (Squeeze; Van Morrison), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • Jan 19 Mickael Virtue, American rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jan 24 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • Jan 25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • Feb 4 Don Davis, American trombonist, arranger, and composer, mostly for film (The Matrix), and television (Beauty & The Beast), born in Anaheim, California
  • Feb 6 Jerry Marotta, American drummer (Orleans-Love Takes Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 6 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 7 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings), born in Kew, Surrey (d. 2007)
  • Feb 13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country - "It's A Big Country"; "Wonderland"), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • Feb 13 Doris King, American country vocalist (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat To China"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Feb 14 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano, born in Posio, Finland
  • Feb 15 Jake E Lee, American rock guitarist (Badlands, 1988-93; Ozzy Osborne, 1982-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian world and Celtic harpist, accordion, and piano player, singer, and composer ("The Mummer's Dance"), born in Morden, Manitoba
  • Feb 19 Falco [Johann "Hans" Hölzel], Austrian rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 25 Dennis Diken, American drummer (Smithereens -"Only A Memory"), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • Feb 27 Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • Feb 28 Cindy Wilson, American rock vocalist (B-52's - "Love Shack"), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Feb 28 Ian Stanley, British rock keyboardist and songwriter (Tears For Fears, 1981-87 - "Shout"; "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"), born in Bath, England
  • Feb 28 Phil Gould, British rock drummer and percussionist (Level 42 - "Something About You"), born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 28 Paul Delph, American rock session and touring keyboardist and producer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Mar 1 Jon Carroll, American pop vocalist (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 5 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall; The Post - "Nearly Man"), born in Broughton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 6 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease; I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • Mar 8 Billy Childs, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Clive Burr, English drummer (Iron Maiden, 1979-82), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 11 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • Mar 12 Marlon D Jackson, singer (Jackson 5 - "Stop! The Love You Save May Be Your Own"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 18 Melvin Gentry, American R&B singer and guitarist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • Mar 18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 27 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates - "Affectionate Punch"), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Apr 4 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • Apr 4 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star), born in Ōta, Tokyo
  • Apr 7 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - "Love Changes Everything"), born in London
  • Apr 9 Ednita Nazario, Puerto Rican Latin pop and rock singer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs - "Trouble Me"; "These Are Days"), born in Seville, Spain

Person of interestVince Gill

Apr 12 Vince Gill, American country singer ("When I Call Your Name"), born in Norman, Oklahoma

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • Apr 13 Wayne Lewis, American keyboardist (Atlantic Starr), born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer, born in Arkhangelsk, USSR
  • Apr 15 Jiří Gemrot, Czech contemporary classical composer (Dances and Reflections; Maxims), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
  • Apr 19 Belinda Lipscomb, American vocalist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 19 Tony Martin [Harford], British heavy metal vocalist (Black Sabbath, 1987-91 and 1993-7), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 20 Richenel [Hubertus Richenel Baars], Dutch singer and performer ("Turn My Page"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 24 David J [Haskins], British alternative rock bassist, lyricist (Bauhaus; Love And Rockets), and playwright (Silver for Gold), born in Northampton, England
  • Apr 24 Boris Williams, French-English drummer (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Versailles, France
  • Apr 26 Rosa Briceño, Venezuelan conductor, and educator, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2018)
  • Apr 28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch child pop singer ("Tulips From Amsterdam"), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Apr 29 Richie Robertson, British rock bassist and vocalist (Fabulous Poodles - "Mirror Star")
  • Apr 29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist , born in Loma Linda, California
  • May 1 Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
  • May 1 Kow Otani, Japanese composer for anime, film and video games (Gamera), born in Toyko, Japan
  • May 3 [Michael] Cactus Moser, American country singer (Highway 101), born in Montrose, Colorado
  • May 4 Soozie Tyrell, American session and touring violinist and vocalist (E-Street Band; Seeger Sessions Band; Buster Poindexter; Southside Johnny), born in Pisa, Italy
  • May 7 Paul Leary, American rock guitarist (Butthole Surfers), and music producer, born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestSid Vicious

May 10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • May 18 Michael Cretu, Romanian-German rocker (Enigma - "Sadeness, Part 1"), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • May 23 Thereza Bazar, British-Canadian singer (Dollar - "Love's Gotta Hold on Me"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 23 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • May 26 Kristina Olsen, American folk singer-songwriter ("I'm Keeping This Life of Mine"), and session musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux [Susan Ballion], British rock musician, singer and songwriter (Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Peek-a-Boo'; "Kiss Them For Me"), born n Southwark, England
  • May 27 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • May 30 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 4 Tinsley Ellis, American electric blues guitarist, and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 5 John Fumo, American session and touring trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, and educator, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Jun 6 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer ("Mama Used to Say"), born in London, England
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 12 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 14 Chad Cromwell, American session and touring drummer (Joe Walsh; Neil Young; Mark Knopfler; Kenny Chesney), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, English rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 23 Lee John [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Jul 2 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Jul 7 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact), born in İzmir, Turkey
  • Jul 9 Marc Almond, English vocalist (Soft Cell), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 11 Michael Rose, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 11 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jul 17 Bruce Crump, American rock drummer (Molly Hatchet), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 20 Merlina DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Jul 24 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • Jul 24 Robbie Grey, English rock singer (Modern English - "I Melt With You")

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mob enforcer Louis McKay

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 15 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
  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 12 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Dec 29 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Mary Carr Moore, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • Feb 7 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 16 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Feb 23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • Feb 25 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 8 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Joseph "Fud" Livingston, American jazz clarinetist, arranger, and composer ("Im Thru With Love") and composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 29 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • May 2 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, dies at 53
  • May 5 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, Russian composer (Vrubel; The Youth Of Abraham), dies at 74
  • May 9 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, NY Met Opera), dies at 64
  • May 17 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54
  • May 21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • May 29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • Jun 9 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88
  • Jul 3 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • Jul 8 Henry Février, French composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 9 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • Jul 30 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, dies during an alpine rescue mission on Mont Blanc, in the Alps, at 41
  • Aug 24 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), killed in a car wreck at 38
  • Sep 9 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, dies at 80

Person of interestJean Sibelius

Sep 20 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia), dies at 91

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius
  • Sep 28 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 14 [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • Nov 30 Dick McPartland, American jazz guitarist, dies at 52
  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, American composer ("The Good Soldier Schweik"), dies of leukemia at 35
  • Dec 20 Walter Page, American jazz double bassist, baritone saxophonist, tuba player, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie Orchestra), dies at 57
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, English viola palyer and composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 21 Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love") (d. 2020)
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, dies at 53