On This Day in Music for January 7

Events in Music

  • 1842 Gioacchino Rossini's cantata "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
  • 1903 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussells
  • 1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 1973 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1975 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah" premieres in NYC for 1050 performances
  • 1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • 1985 "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1995 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1995 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • 1996 "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
  • 1996 "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
  • 2003 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1612 Paul de La Pierre, composer
  • 1634 Adam Krieger, German composer
  • 1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • 1842 Johan Lindegren, composer
  • 1853 Nikolai Arkas, composer
  • 1860 Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • 1876 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • 1892 Rudolf Moser, composer
  • 1894 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • 1898 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • 1898 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1899 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1900 John Brownlee, Australian tenor, born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
  • 1903 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
  • 1908 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • 1921 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
  • 1935 Noam Sheriff, composer
  • 1935 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • 1938 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1939 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • 1941 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • 1941 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 1943 Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • 1944 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945 Dave Cousins [David Joseph Hindson], English singer-songwriter (Strawbs), born in Hounslow, England
  • 1946 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • 1946 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • 1947 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1948 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • 1948 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1949 John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
  • 1949 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • 1950 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  • 1959 Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
  • 1963 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer
  • 1966 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
  • 1973 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • 1979 Ryan Tedder, American singer
  • 1988 Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress

Weddings in Music

  • 1630 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno

HeartWedding of Interest

1880 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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  • 2012 Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1985 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married


Deaths in Music

  • 1591 Jacobus de Kerle, French Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1625 Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer (bc. 1560)
  • 1678 Johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59
  • 1736 Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41
  • 1755 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1790 Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69
  • 1810 Joseph Lipavsky, composer, dies at 37
  • 1833 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • 1843 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • 1868 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1870 Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72
  • 1890 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82
  • 1891 Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer, dies at 79
  • 1907 Anton Urspruch, composer, dies at 56
  • 1922 Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
  • 1936 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • 1946 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • 1960 Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
  • 1964 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • 1964 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1967 Carl Schuricht, composer, dies at 86
  • 1972 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • 1979 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
  • 1980 Carl White, rocker, dies
  • 1981 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, dies at 69
  • 1985 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1987 Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1994 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1995 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • 1997 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1998 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 2010 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • 2016 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94
  • 2018 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70