On This Day in Music for January 24

Events in Music

  • 1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1914 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
  • 1942 Musical "Star & Garter" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow

  • 1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal

Music releaseAlbum Release

2011 "21" 2nd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

Birthdays in Music

  • 1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer
  • 1774 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • 1828 Karol Studzinski, composer
  • 1829 William Mason, composer
  • 1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer
  • 1909 Tiny Winters, musician
  • 1913 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
  • 1918 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • 1919 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • 1923 Simeon ten Holt, composer
  • 1924 David Craighead, composer
  • 1924 Klaus George Roy, composer

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

1925 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, born in Fairfax, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • 1931 Ib Norholm, Danish composer and organist, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe
  • 1932 Werner Steger, composer
  • 1933 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Daniel Goode, composer
  • 1936 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love)
  • 1938 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
  • 1939 Ray Stevens, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak), born in Clarkdale, Georgia
  • 1941 Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • 1941 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1944 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • 1947 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1949 John Belushi, American comedian and actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1956 Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • 1956 Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
  • 1957 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • 1958 Jools Holland, British musician and TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • 1967 John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • 1968 Michael Kiske, German musician
  • 1972 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1981 Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

Deaths in Music

  • 1473 Conrad Paumann, German blind organist/composer, dies
  • 1666 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • 1805 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1812 Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72
  • 1851 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1864 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54
  • 1883 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1884 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • 1901 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, dies at 68
  • 1904 Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • 1911 Carl Eilhardt, composer, dies at 67
  • 1913 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, dies at 47
  • 1940 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
  • 1969 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • 1970 James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • 1986 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 2001 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • 2005 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • 2009 Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), dies at 88
  • 2011 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), dies at 88
  • 2012 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • 2016 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), dies at 86
  • 2017 Butch Trucks, American drummer (the Allman Brothers), dies at 69
  • 2018 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), dies after a long illness at 60