On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 10

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1762 Louis-François Roubiliac's monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London

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1937 Dutch Django Reinhardt's "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1948 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • 1948 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1948 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album
  • 1965 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1965 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • 1977 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances

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1979 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • 1984 Prolific studio drummer Jim Gordon convicted of murdering his mother and sentenced 16 years to life in prison. Diagnosed with schizophrenia after the killing, he is serving time in a medical / psychiatric prison, and has been denied parole 10 times as of 2018. [1]

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1985 Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1994 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2000 Coldplay release their debut album "Parachutes" (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

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2018 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"

Singer-Songwriter Drake

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2019 Taylor Swift named the world's highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1697 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1759 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, German composer (d. 1838)
  • 1778 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1858)
  • 1779 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1858)
  • 1826 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • 1835 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), born in Lubin, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1858 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • 1882 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1882 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • 1890 André Souris, Belgian composer, born in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1894 Jimmy McHugh, American composer ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; "On the Sunny Side of the Street"; "I'm In The Mood For Love"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Mozart Prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1900 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer & actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Mitchell Parish [Michael Pashelinsky], American lyricist (Stardust; It's Wonderful), born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1904 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Milt Buckner, American jazz pianist and Hammond organ pioneer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Ralph "Rusty" Gill, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, Georgian composer (Tbiliso), born in Baghdati (d. 1981)
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), born in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, born in Tiflis, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1930 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Jerry Herman, American composer (Hello Dolly), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Jan Wincenty Hawel, Polish composer, born in Pszów, Poland
  • 1937 Sandy Stewart [Galitz], American jazz and cabaret singer ("My Coloring Book"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1939 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1941 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1943 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1945 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1947 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • 1949 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1951 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1952 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1953 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)
  • 1954 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1958 Béla Fleck, American banjo player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and theatre and opera director, born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland
  • 1961 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • 1970 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • 1970 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1972 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • 1976 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • 1978 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)

Person of interestJessica Simpson

1980 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 1980 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • 1983 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • 1989 Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)

Weddings in Music

  • 1994 The "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1997 American rock musician Chrissie Hynde (45) marries Columbian artist Lucho Brieva; divorced in 2002

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde

LoveWedding of Interest

2010 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1975 American singer and actress Cher (28) files for divorce from musician Gregg Allman (27), 10 days after their marriage

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Deaths in Music

  • 1594 Paulo Bellasio, composer, dies at 40
  • 1668 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, dies at 45
  • 1690 Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 39
  • 1839 Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer, dies at 61
  • 1868 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1888 Rafael Hernando, Spanish composer of zarzuelas, dies at 66
  • 1908 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1937 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1940 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer (King Porter Stomp), dies in LA at 56
  • 1943 Arthur Nevin, American composer, dies at 72
  • 1952 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, Danish composer and organist, dies at 58
  • 1953 Sidney Homer, American composer, dies at 88
  • 1977 Norman Paris, orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41
  • 1978 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • 1979 Arthur Fiedler, orchestra leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
  • 1982 Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • 1983 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • 1987 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, dies at 76
  • 1991 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2010 Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott, Jamaican singer (The African Brothers), dies at 54
  • 2011 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • 2011 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • 2015 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88