On This Day

Year 1979 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music

  • Oct 10 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • Oct 11 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Oct 17 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • Oct 18 "Beatlemania" opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Bob Dylan appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 2 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • Nov 25 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • Nov 28 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Dec 3 11 members of the audience trampled to death during a stampede to claim unreserved seats for a concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 13 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
  • Dec 30 Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
  • Dec 31 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 23 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • Aug 24 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Aug 27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist (Arcade Fire), born in British Columbia
  • Aug 28 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 30 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 31 Simon Neil, Scottish rock musician (Biffy Clyro), born in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, S
  • Sep 3 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Sep 4 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese classical, religious, film and video game composer (Requiem to Inês de Castro), born in Funchal, Portugal
  • Sep 6 Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPink

Sep 8 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started; Try; Just Give Me A Reason), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • Sep 10 Jacob Young, American actor and singer (All My Children), born in Renton, Washington
  • Sep 13 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • Sep 17 Chuck Comeau, Canadian drummer (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 17 Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], American rapper, born in Carol City, Florida
  • Sep 22 Emilie Autumn {Liddell], American singer-songwriter, violinist, and harpsichordist (Fight Like A Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianistn born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 30 Vince Chong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter and actor, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Oct 2 Maja Ivarsson, Swedish new wave rock singer (The Sounds - Living In America), born in Åhus, Scania, Sweden
  • Oct 8 [Gregori] Chad Petree, American rocker (Shiny Toy Guns), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Oct 9 Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 10 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 11 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Oct 12 Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Oct 17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican heavy metal singer and violinist (Stream of Passion; MaYans), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Oct 18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Oct 19 Brian Robertson, American ska-punk-rock trombonist (Suburban Legends), born in Orange County, California
  • Oct 24 Ben Gillies, Australian drummer (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Oct 28 Aki Hakala, Finnish rock drummer (The Rasmus), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Nov 3 Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • Nov 5 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Nov 7 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nov 10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Subliminal [Ya'akov Shimoni], Israeli rapper and producer, born in Tel Aviv
  • Nov 14 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • Nov 19 Keith Buckley, American punk rock singer (Every Time I Die), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 20 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer, born in Pereira, Colombia
  • Nov 21 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Nov 22 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • Nov 25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 27 Hilary Hahn, American classical violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 28 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 29 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper, born in Compton, California
  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress, born in Erfurt, East Germany
  • Dec 3 Daniel Bedingfield, English-New Zealand pop singer-songwriter ("Gotta Get Thru This"), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 7 Sara Bareilles, American pop singer ("Love Song"), born in Eureka, California
  • Dec 8 Ingrid Michaelson, American folk-pop singer-songwriter (Lights Out), born in New York City
  • Dec 9 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Dec 12 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist, born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • Dec 16 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter ("Tornerò"), born in Constanța, Romania
  • Dec 17 Ryan Key, American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 19 Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter (Brother's Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 21 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 26 Chris Daughtry, American rock singer, born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Dec 26 Mzbel [Nana Akua Amoah], Ghanaian singer (16 Years, Saucy Girl), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Dec 28 Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly), born in Downers Grove, Illinois

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music