On This Day

Year 1994 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • Dec 1 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 7 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Dec 8 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 13 "The Hits" 2nd compilation album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 15 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Davy Jones (The Monkees), charged with DWI

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 22 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 American country singer Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

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Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 210

  • Jul 9 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
  • Jul 11 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), dies at 57
  • Jul 13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • Jul 14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 14 William D. Revelli, American band leader, dies at 92
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 23 Hans J Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man, Christmas Holiday, This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • Jul 25 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), dies from cancer at 67
  • Jul 27 Tatiana Tauer, harpist, dies at 48
  • Jul 31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • Aug 1 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Aug 6 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Clarence Ford, American sax player, dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
  • Aug 12 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, dies at 59
  • Aug 13 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Roberto Goyeneche [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • Aug 28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • Aug 28 Alfonso Letelier (-Llona), Chilean composer and educator (El Hombre ante la Ciencia - (Man Before Science)), dies at 88
  • Aug 29 Michael Peters, American choreographer and dancer (Dreamgirls, worked with Michael Jackson) dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • Aug 31 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • Aug 31 Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68
  • Sep 2 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
  • Sep 4 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 64
  • Sep 5 Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), dies at 68
  • Sep 6 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), dies at 85
  • Sep 6 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications at 50
  • Sep 8 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • Sep 12 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • Sep 13 John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
  • Sep 13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • Sep 13 Kaleria Fadicheva, Russian ballerina (Kirov) and choreographer, dies at 58 [1]
  • Sep 15 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player, dies at 81
  • Sep 15 Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • Sep 17 John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 19 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), dies of Ewing's Sarcoma at 38
  • Sep 20 Jimmy Hamilton, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 77
  • Sep 20 Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
  • Sep 22 Teddy [John Edward] Buckner, American trumpeter (Dixieland music), dies at 85
  • Sep 22 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies of heart failure at 42
  • Sep 24 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 29 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • Sep 29 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, dies at 68
  • Oct 1 Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85 [1]
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, American actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 4 Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • Oct 4 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), commits suicide at 48
  • Oct 9 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), dies of cancer at 68
  • Oct 20 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
  • Oct 22 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • Oct 22 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • Oct 26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • Oct 29 Evelyn Anderson, dancer, dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • Oct 31 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
  • Nov 2 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • Nov 4 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), dies at 46
  • Nov 5 McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer, dies at 66
  • Nov 7 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 9 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • Nov 11 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, English composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • Nov 16 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • Nov 16 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • Nov 22 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • Nov 22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Nov 23 Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • Nov 23 Frederick Hawkins, American dancer and choreographer, dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • Nov 27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 28 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/American composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • Nov 30 Irwin Kostal, American orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story; The Sound Of Music; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 83
  • Nov 30 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • Dec 3 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • Dec 8 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • Dec 9 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • Dec 9 Garnett Silk [Garnet Damion Smith], Jamacian reggae musician, dies in a fire at 28
  • Dec 10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85