On This Day in Music for July 28

Events in Music

  • 1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox
  • 1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1951 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1978 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival
  • 1991 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1992 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • 1994 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Music

  • 1796 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, composer
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
  • 1835 Jose Garcia Robles, composer
  • 1837 Christian Barnekow, composer
  • 1893 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • 1900 Maurice Johnstone, composer
  • 1901 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
  • 1901 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • 1906 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Zbigniew Turski, composer
  • 1914 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Larry Pruden, composer
  • 1926 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Adrian Ratiu, composer
  • 1930 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • 1934 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • 1937 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
  • 1941 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1943 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • 1948 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1949 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949 Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
  • 1951 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
  • 1954 Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1961 David Huff, rocker (Giant)
  • 1962 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1965 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • 1970 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1971 Stephen Lynch, American musician
  • 1975 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1976 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • 1978 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • 1979 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • 1979 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • 1980 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1982 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1985 Tynisha Keli, American singer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1988 Ayla Brown, American singer (Let Love In), born in Wrentham, Massachusetts
  • 1990 Soulja Boy [DeAndre Cortez Way], American rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • 1641 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61

Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

1741 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue, Mattheus-Passion), dies at 65

  • 1778 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • 1802 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1837 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1838 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1850 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • 1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
  • 1937 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • 1940 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, dies at 66
  • 1965 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • 1969 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • 1972 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1979 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • 1982 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1984 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • 1991 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1996 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 2000 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • 2002 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2004 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), dies at 68
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2013 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88