On This Day in Music for December 29

Events in Music


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1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt

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1902 "The Entertainer" is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1911 San Francisco Symphony forms
  • 1948 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances

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1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1957 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"

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1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • 1991 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 performances

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1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1996 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
  • 1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
  • 1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, Belgian-born French composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1850 Tomás Bretón, Spanish conductor and composer, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 1923)
  • 1876 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)
  • 1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
  • 1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
  • 1903 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1914 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1930 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • 1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
  • 1939 William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, American country singer (Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys), born in Keiser, Arkansas
  • 1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • 1941 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • 1951 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
  • 1951 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1954 Roger Voudouris, rock vocalist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
  • 1955 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
  • 1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • 1959 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1961 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
  • 1965 Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
  • 1966 Jason Gould, Son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • 1970 Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
  • 1972 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
  • 1978 LaToya London, American singer
  • 1982 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Quebec singer
  • 1983 Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
  • 1998 Sam Kiszka, American drummer (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Weddings in Music

  • 1957 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • 1558 Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
  • 1630 Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
  • 1785 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
  • 1822 Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67
  • 1825 Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
  • 1835 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29
  • 1836 Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83
  • 1847 William Crotch, composer, dies at 72
  • 1871 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1898 Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74
  • 1915 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1926 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51
  • 1952 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • 1959 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
  • 1964 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
  • 1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Paul Whiteman, American orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • 1972 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
  • 1980 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1984 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1986 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), dies at 82
  • 1994 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1996 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • 2001 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)
  • 2011 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), dies at 72
  • 2013 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81