On This Day in Music for December 5

Events in Music

  • 1890 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe
  • 1966 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • 1991 "Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • 1993 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1996 "Dreams & Nightmares" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1666 Francesco Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. ~1741)
  • 1687 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer
  • 1697 Carlo Arrigoni, composer and musician, born in Florence (d. 1744)
  • 1697 Giuseppe de Majo, composer
  • 1724 Joseph Friebert, composer
  • 1844 John Frederick Bridge, composer
  • 1852 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer
  • 1870 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
  • 1880 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
  • 1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
  • 1888 Askell Snorrason, composer
  • 1895 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer
  • 1898 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1899 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1901 Hanns Jelinek, composer
  • 1911 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, born in Chapman, Kansas (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1932 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
  • 1932 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer/music educator
  • 1938 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Frederik van Rossum, composer
  • 1946 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • 1947 Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • 1950 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
  • 1950 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
  • 1952 Bobby Barth, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Axe)
  • 1953 Jonathan Lewis, trombonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1956 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
  • 1960 Jack Russell, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
  • 1960 Les Nemes, rock bassist (Haircut 100)
  • 1962 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • 1965 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1965 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
  • 1966 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)
  • 1967 René Shuman, [Shumans], rockabilly-bandleader/singer
  • 1967 Gary Allan, American country musician
  • 1979 Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
  • 1980 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter

Weddings in Music

  • 1943 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow

Deaths in Music

  • 1663 Severo Bonini, Italian composer and monk, dies at 80
  • 1745 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1758 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1799 Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61
  • 1842 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
  • 1853 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80
  • 1902 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78
  • 1916 Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73
  • 1938 Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1940 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • 1953 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • 1963 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer, dies at 58
  • 1972 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1977 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42
  • 1986 Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1987 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
  • 1989 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1993 Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
  • 1996 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • 1996 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 2007 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2012 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91