On This Day in Music for January 13

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1904 Bela Bartok's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres in Budapest
  • 1908 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • 1914 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1945 Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 1949 "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 1962 "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
  • 1967 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1968 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • 1968 "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 1971 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1973 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • 1980 "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances
  • 1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5m reshoot fee "All the Money in the World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams

Birthdays in Music

  • 1683 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1690 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
  • 1727 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
  • 1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • 1778 Anton Fischer, composer
  • 1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • 1824 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • 1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • 1866 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • 1870 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • 1884 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish] "last of red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer, born in Tulchyn, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
  • 1895 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1898 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • 1904 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1905 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • 1909 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1917 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1918 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1923 Danil Shafran, cellist
  • 1925 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), born in Culver City, California (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1936 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • 1936 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1938 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • 1943 William Duckworth, composer
  • 1945 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1947 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • 1955 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 1955 Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
  • 1955 Paul Kelly, Australian singer
  • 1956 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • 1957 Don Snow, rocker (Squeeze)
  • 1959 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1961 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings, England
  • 1963 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1967 George Paterson, Scottish singer/songwriter DMP
  • 1968 Chara, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1980 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
  • 1981 Jason James, Welsh musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1989 Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1762 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1795 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • 1828 Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, French composer and painter, dies at 80
  • 1838 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53

Person of interestStephen Foster

1864 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1892 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • 1901 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1914 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • 1954 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1971 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1974 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Donny Hathaway, American rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
  • 1979 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1980 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • 1993 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • 1994 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • 2001 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2005 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), dies at 57
  • 2008 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2015 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70