On This Day in Music for January 19

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1853 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1884 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1966 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1971 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 "Born in the USA", single by Bruce Springsteen, peaks at #9

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • 1992 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1613 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, born in Beaune (d. 1652)
  • 1676 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • 1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
  • 1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
  • 1827 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
  • 1832 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • 1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
  • 1839 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
  • 1883 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1884 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • 1889 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • 1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • 1906 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1909 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • 1936 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1938 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • 1938 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1942 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Person of interestJanis Joplin

1943 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • 1944 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1945 Charles Amirkhanian, composer

Person of interestDolly Parton

1946 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1949 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • 1952 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orchestra)
  • 1956 Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
  • 1957 Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1963 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • 1964 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
  • 1966 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
  • 1968 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • 1971 John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • 1973 Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
  • 1975 Noah Georgeson, American Musician and Producer
  • 1977 Nicole, Chilean singer
  • 1977 Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
  • 1979 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)
  • 1980 Kotoko, Japanese Singer
  • 1982 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • 1983 Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
  • 1985 Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

Deaths in Music

  • 1576 Hans Sachs, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1625 Erhard Buttner, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1795 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1805 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1830 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
  • 1833 Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  • 1839 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • 1893 Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1913 David Emlyn Evans, British composer, dies at 69
  • 1934 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • 1944 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1951 Constantin C. Nottara, Romanian composer, dies at 60
  • 1971 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35
  • 1980 Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
  • 1982 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1987 Fred Lohse, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1990 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1992 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • 1993 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1995 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1998 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65

Person of interestWilson Pickett

2006 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 2007 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2008 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)