On This Day

Year 1964 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music

  • Oct 6 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Oct 7 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • Oct 20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Oct 20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • Oct 22 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who
  • Oct 24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Rolling Stones appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 1st time

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Oct 27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 9 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • Nov 10 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Nov 14 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • Nov 14 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • Nov 14 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow

  • Nov 21 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Nov 21 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 23 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • Nov 23 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • Dec 4 The Beatles release their "Beatles For Sale" album

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 9 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Dec 18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Dec 18 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • Dec 25 George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
  • Dec 26 Beatles' "I Feel Fine" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Dec 27 The Supremes 1st appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Come See About Me"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden; Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • Jul 27 Ron Jackson, American jazz guitarist, composer, arranger (Flubby Dubby), and educator, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jul 31 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs), born in Dundalk, Ireland
  • Aug 1 Nick Christian Sayer, British rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Aug 1 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestAdam Yauch

Aug 5 MCA [Adam Yauch], American rap-rock vocalist (Beastie Boys -"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • Aug 10 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • Aug 11 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
  • Aug 13 Ian Haugland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown), born in Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway
  • Aug 17 Colin James, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Aug 18 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 20 Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian king of funk", born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 24 Pebbles, American rock vocalist (Girlfriend), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestKeanu Reeves

Sep 2 Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • Sep 3 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), born in Karachi, West Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • Sep 4 René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • Sep 8 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)
  • Sep 11 Victor Wooten, American bass guitarist, born in Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Sep 15 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 David Michael Sabo, American rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Sep 18 Marco Masini, Italian singer and songwriter, born in Florence, Italy
  • Sep 18 Luca Belcastro, Italian classical music composer, born in Como, Italy

Person of interestTrisha Yearwood

Sep 19 Trisha Yearwood, American country singer (Sweetest Gift), born in Monticello, Georgia

Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood
  • Sep 21 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan pop singer and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Sep 22 Marq Torien, rocker (Bullet Boys-For Love of Money)
  • Sep 23 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • Sep 25 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer, born in Clontarf, Ireland
  • Sep 26 Nicki French, English singer, born in Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • Sep 27 Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter and gutairist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Indio, California
  • Sep 30 Robby Takac, American rock Bassist (Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 30 (Ernest Joseph) "Trey" Anastasio III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish), born in Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Oct 1 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Oct 7 Sam Brown, English singer & songwriter (Stop!), born in Stratford, United Kingdom
  • Oct 8 CeCe Winans [Priscilla Marie Winans Love], American gospel singer (won 12 Grammy Awards), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd; The Who), born in New York, New York
  • Oct 22 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • Oct 25 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Oct 25 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer (won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Oct 28 Costantino Mastroprimiano, Italian classical pianist, educator, and musicologist, born in Foggia, Italy
  • Oct 31 Darryl Worley, American country singer (Hard Rain Don't Last), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 1 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter ("Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover"), born in New York, New York
  • Nov 6 Corey Glover, American rock guitarist and singer (Living Colour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 7 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 12 Dave Ellefson, Jackson, Minnesota, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth)
  • Nov 14 Andrew, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • Nov 14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Nov 24 Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • Nov 25 Mark Lanegan, American grunge-rock singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees), born in Ellensburg, Washington
  • Nov 28 Jesse Cook, French-Canadian jazz-flamenco guitarist (Free Fall), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 4 Sertab Erener, Turkish singer (Sakin Ol!), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dec 7 Duncan Millar, English pop and jazz pianist (Blue Mercedes - Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • Dec 8 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • Dec 8 Sandy Burnett, English record producer
  • Dec 9 Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein), born in Berlin
  • Dec 11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri - "Roll To Me"), born in Glasgow
  • Dec 11 Dave Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 11 Cosy Sheridan, American singer (The Pomegranate Seed), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Dec 12 Rockin' Jeff [Jeff Aaron Brown], British rock musician (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • Dec 13 Lucky Peterson [Judge Kenneth Peterson], American musician (The Son of a Bluesman), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 14 C. J. Snare, American vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 Ginger Wildheart [David Leslie Walls], British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wildhearts), born in Suth Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
  • Dec 18 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • Dec 23 Eddie Vedder, American rock singer (Pearl Jam - Ten; "Jeremy"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Tim Royes, English-American music video director, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Dec 30 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music