On This Day

Year 2013 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd
  • Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte), "We Are Young" (fun), and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 15 Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance announce their break-up

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton win

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Aug 13 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Sep 27 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"
  • Oct 4 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 13 "Beyoncé" 5th studio album by Beyoncé is released


Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

LoveWedding of Interest

May 4 British actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent
  • May 26 Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • Jun 1 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Jul 8 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 20 Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria

  • Sep 6 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
  • Sep 21 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Sep 29 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Oct 12 Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 16 Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

  • Oct 24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPatti Page

Jan 1 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • Jan 2 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), dies at 71
  • Jan 3 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, dies at 81
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 5 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 15 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, dies at 73 [1]
  • Jan 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • Jan 30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5), dies at 72

Person of interestTony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles ("My Bonnie"), dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 25 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), dies of ALS at 64
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • Mar 1 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 15 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), dies at 77
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • Mar 28 Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), dies of luekemia at 70
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Apr 3 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Apr 7 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • Apr 13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Colin Davis, English conductor (Metropolitan Opera, 1967-71), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer & music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 21 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53
  • Apr 21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American haevy metal guitarist (Slayer), dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 11 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician & bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter ("Undercover Angel"; over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • May 17 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93
  • May 20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors - "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You"), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 20 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
  • May 21 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • May 21 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), dies at 90
  • May 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American rock bassist (Bill Haley, 1951-55), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • May 29 Marvin Junior, American singer (The Dells - Oh What a Nite), dies at 77
  • May 30 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 27 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80

Person of interestCory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), commits suicide at 56
  • Jul 26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 7 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90