On This Day

On This Day in Music for March 10

Events in Music

  • 1888 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1965 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1965)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1967 "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You", American singer Aretha Franklin's tenth overall studio album, and first on Atlantic Records is released

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1975 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1975 John Lennon releases single "Stand By Me", a cover of Ben E. King song, originally released in 1961

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" single released by Kim Carnes (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1982 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actress Sally Field
Sally Field
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • 1992 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 2003 "My Front Porch Looking In" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Billy Corgan testifies in front of Congress, on behalf of the musicFIRST Coalition, in support of H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act

Musician Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

Film release premierFilm Release

2015 "See You Again" released by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth commissioned by film "Furious 7" as tribute to Paul Walker (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • 1713 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
  • 1713 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, born in Wangen (d. 1779)
  • 1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
  • 1780 Juan José Landaeta, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela, (d. 1814)
  • 1839 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1908)
  • 1870 Alfred Kastner, Austrian-American harpist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1872 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), born in Burton-in-Kendal, England (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, and composer (Contrapuntal Sketches), born in Kishinev, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 1888 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, born in Siverić (d. 1965)

Person of interestArthur Honegger

1892 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (King David; Pacific 231), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1955)

Composer Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger
  • 1892 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, born in Werneth, Oldham, England (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Finn Høffding, Danish composer (Karlsvognen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • 1905 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • 1907 Robert de Roos, composer
  • 1915 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 1963-77), born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 1919 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, American country singer, and mandolin player (Homer & Jethro -"The Battle of Kookamonga"), born in Conasauga, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1923 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1931 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Bernadetta Matuszczak, Polish composer
  • 1934 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • 1934 Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, born in Shanghai, Republic of China (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Norman Blake, American traditional stringed instrument artist and songwriter, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940 Dean Torrence, American surf music singer (Jan & Dean - "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Francis Schwartz, composer
  • 1941 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • 1943 Alfred Whitford 'Fred' Lerdahl, American composer (Arches), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1943 Stephen Montague, composer
  • 1944 David Friedman, American jazz and session percussionist, vibraphone and marimba player (Double Image), born in New York City
  • 1945 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), born in Uxbridge, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • 1947 Tom Scholz, American rock guitarist, singwriter, and inventor (Boston - "More Than a Feeling"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1950 Ted McKenna, Scottish drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Rory Gallagher), born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, ( d. 2019)
  • 1953 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954 Tina Charles [Hoskins], British disco singer ("I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)"), born in Whitechapel, London, England
  • 1954 Scott Litt, American sound engineer and record producer (Flaming Lips; R.E.M.), born in New York
  • 1955 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1955 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962 Gary Clark, Scottish rock singer-songwriter and record producer (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotlaand
  • 1962 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • 1963 Jeff Ament, American rock bassist, and songwriter (Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"), born in Havre, Montana
  • 1963 Rick Rubin, American record producer, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1964 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Edie Brickell, American rock singer-songwriter (New Bohemians '"What I Am"), married to Paul Simon, born in Oak Cliff, Texas
  • 1966 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish classical composer, born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1969 Ricky Segall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family - "Ricky"), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal singer (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal vocalist (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth; Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1972 Timbaland [Timothy Mosley], American musician, record producer, DJ, rapper, singer, and songwriter, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1973 John LeCompt, American hard rock guitarist (Evanescence, 2002-07 - "Lithium"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1976 Kisaki, Japanese progressive rock musician (Phantasmagoria)
  • 1976 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • 1977 Matt Rubano, American musician (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1977 Robin Thicke, Canadian-American singer ("Blurred Lines"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Ben Burnley, American rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Breaking Benjamin - "Breath"), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Person of interestCarrie Underwood

1983 Carrie Underwood, American country singer, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma

  • 1983 Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian Singer
  • 1984 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • 1985 Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 Emeli Sandé, British singer-songwriter ("Next To Me"), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1992 Emily Osment, American actress and singer
  • 1994 Bad Bunny [Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio] Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter (YHLQMDLG), born in Almirante Sur, Puerto Rico

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

2000 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 2007 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007 Notable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza

Deaths in Music

  • 1700 Diogo Dias Melgaz, Portuguese composer, dies at 61
  • 1701 Johann Schelle, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1832 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Joseph-François Snel, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • 1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • 1875 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1897 Teodulo Mabellini, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, Russian composer, dies at 38
  • 1910 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), dies at 85
  • 1922 Arthur Hervey, Irish orchestral and operatic composer, and musicologist, dies at 67
  • 1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • 1963 Irving Aaronson, American jazz pianist and big band leader, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1967 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, American composer (Deep Forest, The Desolate City), dies at 92
  • 1974 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), dies at 76
  • 1975 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1988 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1989 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1992 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1997 (Dolores) LaVern Baker [Evans], American pop and R&B vocalist ("Jim Dandy"; "I Cried A Tear"), dies of cardiovascular disease at 67
  • 2001 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2004 Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), dies from a drug overdose at 47
  • 2005 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2006 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), dies at 73
  • 2008 Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer dies at 65
  • 2010 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2010 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2012 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2014 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), dies of heart failure at 67
  • 2016 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), dies at 91
  • 2016 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • 2017 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), dies at 60
  • 2017 Gido Kokars, Latvian choral conductor, dies at 95
  • 2019 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), dies at 65