On This Day in Music for January 9

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

  • 1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1947 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco
  • 1948 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • 1965 The Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1971 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 1976 C. W. McCall CB song "Convoy" hits #1 on the country music charts
  • 1977 "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 1984 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 2001 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

  • 2006 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)
  • 2012 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1574 Christoph Buel, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1631)
  • 1620 Johann Weichmann, composer
  • 1748 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • 1815 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1820 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
  • 1839 John Knowles Paine, composer, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1843 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
  • 1851 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • 1856 Stevan Mokranjac, composer
  • 1867 Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
  • 1896 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Luis Gianneo, composer
  • 1898 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), born in Rochdale, England (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1909 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • 1913 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • 1914 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Seymour Barab, composer
  • 1928 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • 1935 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • 1936 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • 1940 Barbara Buczek, composer
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1940 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1943 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 1943 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 1943 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer

Person of interestJimmy Page

1944 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • 1948 Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1950 David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • 1950 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • 1954 Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1957 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • 1959 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • 1965 Eric Erlandson, American musician

Person of interestDave Matthews

1967 Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
  • 1967 Steven Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1968 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
  • 1970 Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
  • 1970 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
  • 1973 Sean Paul, reggae singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1974 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • 1978 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1979 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer/songwriter
  • 1997 Lauryn McClain, American actress and singer

Weddings in Music

  • 1987 Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 2005 "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2009 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2010 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Deaths in Music

  • 1679 Werner Fabricius, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1854 Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1863 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, dies at 71
  • 1886 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1911 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), dies at 57
  • 1939 Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor and Royal ball director, dies at 72
  • 1948 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician, dies at 75
  • 1949 Amilcare Zanella, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 75
  • 1957 Mary Carr Moore, composer, dies at 83
  • 1959 Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71
  • 1962 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • 1966 Haro Levoni Step'anian, Armenian composer, dies at 68
  • 1968 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • 1969 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
  • 1971 Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • 1972 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • 1977 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, dies at 71
  • 1979 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
  • 1981 Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58
  • 1994 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 2009 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2012 Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • 2012 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • 2018 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), dies at 76