On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 7

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1713 1st performance of George Frideric Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1956 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • 1967 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
  • 1968 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Boy George

Music concertMusic Concert

1990 First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome - recording of is world's best-selling classical record

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer José Carreras
Opera Singer
José Carreras
  • 2007 Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth

Birthdays in Music

  • 1690 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer
  • 1710 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer
  • 1746 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
  • 1778 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer
  • 1851 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • 1860 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"), and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1909-11), born in Kalischat, Bohemia (now Austria) (d. 1911)
  • 1872 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer
  • 1879 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • 1883 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • 1885 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • 1902 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • 1905 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • 1911 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Tiny Alma [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • 1914 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • 1916 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1917 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • 1917 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • 1923 Roberto Caamano, composer
  • 1924 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • 1924 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), born in l Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • 1927 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927 Doc Severinson [Carl], bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show, born in Arlington, Oregon
  • 1930 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1932 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • 1936 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • 1936 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • 1936 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)

Person of interestRingo Starr

1940 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1941 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
  • 1944 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Matti Salminen, Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)
  • 1947 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • 1948 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • 1957 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact), born in İzmir, Turkey
  • 1962 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1963 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1963 Vonda Shepard, American singer, born in New York
  • 1966 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • 1967 Jackie Neal, American singer, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1969 Nathalie Simard, French-Canadian singer, born in Île d'Orléans, Canada
  • 1970 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1978 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • 1980 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore), born in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 1980 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • 1981 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1982 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1982 Cassidy (Barry Adrian Reese), American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1984 Marie-Mai, Canadian singer, born in Varennes, Canada
  • 1988 Kaci Brown, American singer, born in Sulphur Springs, Texas

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1975 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries model and artist Virginia Hasenbein

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 1984 Singer Frankie Valli (50) marries Randy Clohessy (24)

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1943 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1953 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1656 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
  • 1663 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
  • 1774 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83
  • 1794 Pascal Boyer, French composer, dies at 51
  • 1826 Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1885 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1889 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • 1898 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • 1903 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • 1907 James McGranahan, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1949 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • 1955 Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Leo Sowerby, American composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
  • 1969 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • 1970 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
  • 1975 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1990 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32
  • 1993 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 2001 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • 2003 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]

Person of interestSyd Barrett

2006 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
  • 2016 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), dies at 83
  • 2018 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), dies at 98