On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 29

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Bob Dylan injured in car accident

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
  • 1973 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1987 Ben & Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia
  • 1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

2019 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks

Rapper and Singer-Songwriter Lil Nas X
Rapper and Singer-Songwriter
Lil Nas X
Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus

Birthdays in Music

  • 1590 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1650) baptismal date
  • 1646 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1723 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
  • 1739 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • 1755 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in Strašice (d. 1815)
  • 1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • 1853 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • 1857 Iacob Mureșianu, Romanian composer, born in Brașov, Austrian Empire (d. 1917)
  • 1865 Nicola Spinelli, composer
  • 1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1887 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • 1887 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • 1900 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • 1900 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1916 Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942) [1] [2]
  • 1923 Jim Marshall, British business man and electric guitar amplifier pioneer known as "The Father of Loud", born in Acton, West London, England (d, 2012)
  • 1924 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Raven; Zorba the Greek; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece
  • 1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, Georgian composer, born in Sighnaghi, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Konstantin Orbelyan, Armenian pianist, jazz and classical composer, and orchestra leader (State Estrada (Pops) Orchestra), born in Armavir, Armenia (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), born in Wilkinsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, American composer (Piano Burning), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1945 Mike Garson, American rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie), born in New York City
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, American rock keyboardist (REO Speedwagon), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1947 Lenny Zakatek [du Platel], Indian-English rock singer (Alan Parsons Project; Gonzalez), born in Karachi, British India
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestGeddy Lee

1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, American singer-songwriter ("As Long As I Can Be (With You)"), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc [Judith Borden], American operatic soprano (Turandot), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1959 John Sykes, English rock guitarist and singer (Thin Lizzy; Blue Murder), born in Reading, Berkshire,England

Person of interestMartina McBride

1966 Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter (Evolution), born in Sharon, Kansas

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
  • 1968 Paavo Lötjönen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica), born in Kuopio, Finland
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish pop and jazz singer-songwriter (Vem Vet), born in Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 1973 Wanyá Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1983 Ashley McBryde, American country music singer-songwriter (Girl Going Nowhere), born in Waldron, Arkansas
  • 1987 Sabra Johnson, American dancer (Sso You Think You Can Dance), born in The Netherlands

Weddings in Music

  • 1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

LoveWedding of Interest

1994 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries 2nd wife writer Polly Samson

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

LoveWedding of Interest

2006 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France

  • 2006 "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire

Deaths in Music

  • 1669 Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
  • 1786 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • 1797 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, dies at 48
  • 1808 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1825 Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
  • 1838 Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies at 53

Person of interestRobert Schumann

1856 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), dies at 46

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
  • 1859 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, French composer, dies at 63
  • 1886 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • 1906 Alexandre Luigini, French composer (Ballet égyptien), dies at 56
  • 1930 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1933 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, dies at 73
  • 1963 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, dies at 48
  • 1966 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1970 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 70
  • 1970 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, dies at 69
  • 1974 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • 1978 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • 1980 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1984 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), dies at 84
  • 1986 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1988 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • 1992 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • 1996 Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise) dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28
  • 1997 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1998 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), dies at 79
  • 2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • 2005 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), dies at 99
  • 2007 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2010 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, dies at 83
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2018 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76