On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 13

Events in Music

  • 1668 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1946 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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Music releaseMusic Single

1979 George Harrison releases single "Faster"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Music concertMusic Concert

1984 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1985 "Live Aid" concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Music releaseMusic Single

1987 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

Music concertMusic Concert

1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor

Music releaseAlbum Release

2006 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres

Singer Shakira

Birthdays in Music

  • 1877 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • 1884 John Francis Larchet, composer
  • 1891 Franco Casavola, composer
  • 1900 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Harry Sosnik, American orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1909 David Branson, composer
  • 1909 Paul Constantinescu, composer
  • 1909 Washington Castro, composer
  • 1913 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • 1921 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • 1921 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), born in Karlshamn, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1926 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • 1928 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1932 Per Nørgård, Danish composer (Papalagi; Babette's Feast), born in Gentofte, Denmark
  • 1934 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • 1936 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1942 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • 1942 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Danny Lockin, American actor and dancer (Hello Dolly), born in Lanai, Hawaii (d. 1977)
  • 1946 Rodney Mills, American mastering engineer (The Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, Gucci Mane), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • 1952 Alla Pavlova, Russian contemporary classical composer (The Old New York Nostalgia Suite; Miss Me ... But Let Me Go), born in Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1954 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1954 Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • 1955 Chris White, British jazz-rock saxophonist (Dire Straits), born in Bristol, England
  • 1956 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1957 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1961 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Sommotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • 1962 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1963 Bobby Rock [Brock], rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Damon Johnson, American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1966 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1970 Steven J Brown, American rock guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1974 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982 Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
  • 1989 Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1953 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma

  • 1953 American bandleader Louis Prima (42) marries American singer Keely Smith (25), in Virginia Beach, Virginia (his 4th, her 2nd); divorce in 1961

Deaths in Music

  • 1813 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer, dies at 67
  • 1844 Johann Baptist Gansbacher, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1889 Carli Zoeller, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1894 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • 1903 August Reissmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1923 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], Danish composer, and educator (Peabody Institute, 1878-91), dies at 80
  • 1936 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1951 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1956 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1973 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • 1976 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1978 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - Baubles Bangles & Beads), dies at 63
  • 1986 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45
  • 1992 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1994 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1997 Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina (The Turning Point), dies at 92
  • 2003 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 95
  • 2004 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 2004 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2007 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • 2010 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), dies following a stroke at 80

Person of interestCory Monteith

2013 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • 2014 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), dies at 84