On This Day in Music for July 24

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 1983 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1984 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

Birthdays in Music

  • 1818 Felix Godefroid, composer
  • 1832 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
  • 1864 Michel Gaston Carraud, composer
  • 1880 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
  • 1894 Walter Schulthess, composer
  • 1902 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
  • 1903 Robert Mills Delaney, composer
  • 1904 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
  • 1908 Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Johnny McAfee, singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1914 Riccardo Malipiero, composer
  • 1916 Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
  • 1917 Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
  • 1918 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
  • 1927 Wilfred Josephs, composer
  • 1934 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1935 Les Reed, songwriter ("It's Not Unusual)
  • 1937 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, composer
  • 1938 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1941 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1944 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1947 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1957 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • 1958 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1963 Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 1971 John Partridge, English singer
  • 1979 Stat Quo, American rapper
  • 1984 John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)
  • 1990 Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

HeartWedding of Interest

1972 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

  • 2004 "The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • 1652 Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
  • 1739 Benedetto Marcello, composer, dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1809 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • 1812 Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
  • 1819 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
  • 1846 Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • 1865 Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
  • 1876 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • 1933 Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65
  • 1936 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 1947 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1960 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • 1971 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1972 Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • 1973 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • 1995 Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
  • 2001 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2011 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • 2016 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86