On This Day

On This Day in Music for April 22

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"

  • 1927 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
  • 1970 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1978 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris

Music concertMusic Concert

1979 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1989 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1990 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 1992 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 1993 "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1998 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Birthdays in Music

  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, italian composer (Concerti Grossi), born in Verona, Italy (d. 1709)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1822)
  • 1828 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1858 Ethel Smyth, English composer, born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1944)
  • 1868 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, born in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, born in Hämeenlinna, Finland (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, born in Ol'shanka village, Kursk Province, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1906 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), born in Higher Walton, Lancashire (d. 1953)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music , born in Cuba (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Mel Carter, American singer (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive), born in Kent, England
  • 1950 [Jesse Willard] Pete Carr, American guitarist and session musician (LeBlanc and Carr), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, English musician and singer-songwriter (Ace, Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer, mostly of choral music, born in Jämsänkoski, Finland
  • 1955 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • 1969 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • 1970 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1974 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)
  • 1977 Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1978 Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

Person of interestDaniel Johns

1979 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns
  • 1984 Amelle Berrabah, Moroccan-British singer (Sugababes), born in Aldershot, Hampshire

Weddings in Music

  • 2011 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California

Deaths in Music

  • 1776 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist & composer, dies at 67
  • 1782 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Henri-Montan Berton, French composer, dies at 76
  • 1883 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1892 Edouard Lalo, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1925 André Caplet, French composer & conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), dies at 45
  • 1929 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, dies at 86
  • 1944 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1962 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1976 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist & composer, dies at 79
  • 1977 Charles Sanford, American orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71

Person of interestJane Froman

1980 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72

Singer Jane Froman
Jane Froman
  • 1983 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist & bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • 1994 Jack Bently, English trombonist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • 1999 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), dies at 60
  • 2003 Felice Bryant, American songwriter, dies at 77
  • 2005 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer & conductor, dies at 87
  • 2013 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter & guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2017 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), dies at 87
  • 2019 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), dies at 70
  • 2019 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), dies at 88