On This Day in Music for February 5

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1897 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907 Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

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1940 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1959 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
  • 1981 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1981 Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 2015 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2017 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Birthdays in Music

  • 1662 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
  • 1711 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1762)
  • 1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • 1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
  • 1810 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1862 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexican composer
  • 1863 Armand Parent, composer
  • 1864 Carl Teike, German military composer, born in Stettin-Altdamm, Pomerania (d. 1922)
  • 1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
  • 1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • 1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
  • 1882 Felice Lattuada, composer
  • 1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • 1902 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • 1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • 1909 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
  • 1912 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • 1913 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • 1921 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1923 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • 1937 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • 1938 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • 1939 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • 1942 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • 1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1943 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • 1944 J R Cobb, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1948 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1949 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • 1950 Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
  • 1951 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1954 Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • 1960 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • 1962 Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1964 Alexia, Cypriot singer
  • 1964 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1968 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • 1969 Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, US singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative")
  • 1971 Sara Evans, American singer
  • 1973 Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
  • 1975 Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
  • 1985 Lindsey Cardinale, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1705 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1738 Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1758 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
  • 1812 Franz Schneider, composer, dies at 74
  • 1825 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1838 Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62
  • 1907 Ludwig Thuille, composer, dies at 45
  • 1917 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1922 James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
  • 1924 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • 1926 André Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, Phoebé) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, dies at 69
  • 1929 Siegfried Ochs, composer, dies at 70
  • 1949 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
  • 1954 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1962 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • 1968 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
  • 1976 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1989 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • 1994 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1996 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • 1996 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
  • 1998 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), dies in a car accident at 35