On This Day in Music for July 14

Events in Music

  • 1682 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • 1951 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1951 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1967 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • 1996 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • 1996 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1707 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer
  • 1839 Edward Sydney Smith, composer
  • 1854 Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer
  • 1855 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer
  • 1859 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1883 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • 1901 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1906 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • 1910 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • 1912 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, folk singer (This Land Is Your Land)
  • 1917 Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • 1918 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • 1925 Luis Antonio Escobar, composer
  • 1926 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland
  • 1928 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1929 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • 1930 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • 1933 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1936 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • 1939 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • 1945 Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • 1949 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • 1952 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)
  • 1954 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1956 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1960 Ray Herndon, Scottsdale Ar, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
  • 1962 Jeff Olson, American musician
  • 1966 Tayna Donelly, rocker (Belly)
  • 1966 Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 1970 Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer
  • 1975 Taboo, American rapper
  • 1981 Yomi, Japanese vocalist (Nightmare)
  • 1982 Dmitry Chaplin, So You Think You Can Dance finalist
  • 1984 Chris Steele, Canadian musician, (Alexisonfire)
  • 1986 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London

Deaths in Music

  • 1788 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1803 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer, dies
  • 1873 Ferdinand David, Dutch violinist/composer, dies at 63
  • 1895 Alexander Ewing, composer, dies at 65
  • 1908 William Mason, composer, dies at 79
  • 1923 Louis Ganne, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1956 Jaroslav Ridky, composer, dies at 58
  • 1973 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • 1975 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1975 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • 1982 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • 1984 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
  • 1994 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 2005 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)
  • 2010 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)