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, Verona, Italian composer (Concerti Grossi)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau
  • 1828 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • 1858 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • 1868 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • 1884 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
  • 1892 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • 1906 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)
  • 1912 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • 1912 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, 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, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

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

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman)
  • 1943 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
  • 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
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • 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, British singer (Sugababes)

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 and composer, dies at 67
  • 1782 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Henri-Montan Berton, composer, dies at 76
  • 1883 Octave Fouque, composer, dies at 38
  • 1892 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, composer, dies at 69
  • 1925 André Caplet, French composer and 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 and composer, dies at 79
  • 1977 Charles Sanford, 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 and bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • 1994 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • 1999 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • 2003 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 2013 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72