On This Day in Music for July 30

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

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1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1972 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 2006 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.

Birthdays in Music

  • 1747 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
  • 1751 Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
  • 1793 Josepf Francois Snel, composer
  • 1817 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
  • 1824 Eugenio Terziani, composer
  • 1875 James William Tate, composer
  • 1886 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
  • 1899 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899 John Woods Duke, composer
  • 1906 L'udovit Rajter, composer
  • 1906 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
  • 1918 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
  • 1921 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
  • 1924 Christopher Shaw, composer
  • 1925 Antoine Duhamel, composer
  • 1929 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • 1934 Andre Prevost, composer
  • 1934 Ben Piazza, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1936 George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
  • 1936 Istvan Zelenka, composer
  • 1936 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
  • 1940 Reva Rose, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Paul Anka, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1944 Teresa Cahill, opera singer
  • 1945 David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
  • 1946 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1949 Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
  • 1949 Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • 1950 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
  • 1955 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956 Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
  • 1958 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • 1958 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1962 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1965 Tex Axile, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1968 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 1973 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • 1975 Tifini Hale, Palm Springs California, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • 1977 Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Deaths in Music

  • 1655 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1727 Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
  • 1781 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1936 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • 1943 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • 1957 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1958 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1968 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • 1973 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1974 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
  • 1980 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1983 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • 1993 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), is fatally shot by police during a narcotics investigation at 53
  • 1995 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • 2000 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2003 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • 2004 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2005 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • 2010 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • 2014 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2015 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2016 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91