On This Day in Music for February 26

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1869 Franz Schubert's Symphony number 4, "The Tragic", premieres

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1917 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 1930 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1970 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album

Music awardsMusic Awards

1973 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1985 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
  • 1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • 1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 performances
  • 1992 "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1997 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins

Birthdays in Music

  • 1587 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1588 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)
  • 1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
  • 1677 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)
  • 1717 John Randall, British composer (d. 1799)
  • 1770 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • 1772 Caspar Furstenau, composer
  • 1825 Hans Balatka, composer
  • 1831 Filippo Marchetti, composer
  • 1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
  • 1838 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
  • 1845 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
  • 1868 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • 1874 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1958)
  • 1875 Richard Wetz, composer
  • 1877 Russell Alexander, composer
  • 1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1884 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1885 Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
  • 1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1914 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • 1916 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • 1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • 1921 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • 1927 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1928 Aldonis Kalnins, composer

Person of interestFats Domino

1928 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2017)

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1931 Francisco Kroepfl, composer

Person of interestJohnny Cash

1932 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1936 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • 1937 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
  • 1943 Paul Cotton, rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • 1949 Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
  • 1950 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
  • 1956 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • 1960 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • 1966 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
  • 1969 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
  • 1971 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright;], American singer-songwriter, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Max Martin, Swedish composer and producer
  • 1971 Hélène Ségara, French singer
  • 1976 Chad Urmston, American musician
  • 1979 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
  • 1979 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
  • 1980 Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
  • 1986 Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Juliet Simms, Guitarist and vocals for the band Automatic Loveletter

Weddings in Music

  • 2011 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Deaths in Music

  • 1552 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • 1630 William Brade, composer, dies
  • 1733 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, dies at 46
  • 1766 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30
  • 1770 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1770 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), dies at 77
  • 1810 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60
  • 1827 David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
  • 1857 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
  • 1859 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
  • 1889 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • 1913 Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
  • 1926 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1933 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • 1950 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75
  • 1953 Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
  • 1962 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1970 Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
  • 1971 Josef Berg, Czech composer, dies at 43
  • 1977 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1977 Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • 1977 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1981 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1982 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1989 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
  • 1990 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • 1990 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • 1991 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1996 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, dies from Crohn's disease at 77
  • 2008 Buddy Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag), dies of congestive heart disease at 60
  • 2011 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), dies from cirrhosis at 60
  • 2014 Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59
  • 2017 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 2017 James E. Sellars, American composer, dies at 76