On This Day in Music for December 3

Events in Music

  • 1907 George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A premieres
  • 1930 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • 1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1943 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1953 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1960 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
  • 1961 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
  • 1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow

MurderAssassination Attempt

1967 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1983 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1984 "Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by Band Aid is released in the UK

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1995 "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1995 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1997 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • 2016 US army decides it will not allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Birthdays in Music

  • 1576 Marsilio Casentini, composer
  • 1668 Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer
  • 1729 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • 1750 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer
  • 1752 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
  • 1758 Josef Gelinek, composer
  • 1826 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
  • 1883 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1888 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
  • 1896 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer
  • 1898 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer
  • 1902 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer
  • 1907 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1908 Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
  • 1911 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • 1911 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1914 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919 Charles Craig, opera singer
  • 1921 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1926 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics)
  • 1927 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • 1929 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • 1931 Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
  • 1932 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • 1938 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1944 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • 1945 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948 Ozzy Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1949 Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship)
  • 1951 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1951 Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • 1952 Don Barnes, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • 1952 Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1954 Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1963 Joe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1968 Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
  • 1969 Bill Steer, British guitarist
  • 1975 Mickey Avalon, American rapper
  • 1975 Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép)
  • 1978 Trina, American rapper
  • 1979 Daniel Bedingfield, English singer
  • 1982 Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1983 Sherri DuPree, American vocalist

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 2005 Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

Deaths in Music

  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1889 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82
  • 1933 Richard Henry Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • 1941 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • 1942 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • 1954 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • 1955 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • 1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • 1961 Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1978 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
  • 1994 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1998 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2000 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2006 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2011 Philip Burrell, influential Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2014 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69
  • 2015 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48