On This Day in Music for March 13

Events in Music

  • 1797 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1963 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1968 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Music awardsMusic Awards

1972 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1973 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 1983 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
  • 1995 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Birthdays in Music

  • 1700 James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, French composer, born in Besançon (d. 1768)
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in Türkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, born in Svitavy, Czech Republic (d. 1799)
  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)
  • 1832 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (d. 1903)
  • 1862 Vasiliy Metallov, Russian composer and musical historian, born in Saratov, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1883 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Michael Taube, Polish composer, born in Lodz, Poland (1972)
  • 1890 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1899 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, born in Pyriatyn, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1917 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1930 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer, born in West Plains, Missouri
  • 1930 Blue [Richard Allen] Mitchell, American jazz musician (Riverside, Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • 1931 Rosalind Elias, American mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York
  • 1937 Terence "Terry" Cox, British musician (Pentangle, Duffy's Nucleus, Humblebums), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1938 Hans-Joachim Hespos, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • 1938 Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • 1939 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Candi [Canzetta Maria] Staton, American gospel singer (Young Hearts Run Free), born in Hanceville, Alabama
  • 1942 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lesley Collier, English ballet dancer, born in Orpington, England
  • 1947 Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1949 Julia Migenes, American soprano, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1952 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1959 Ronnie Rogers, British guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • 1960 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow), born in Chinnor, England
  • 1962 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1976 James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids), born in Liberty, Missouri
  • 1977 Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade), born in South Carolina
  • 1979 Spanky G [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • 1984 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1926 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

Deaths in Music

  • 1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1756 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • 1817 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55
  • 1890 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1918 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • 1934 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56
  • 1945 Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
  • 1946 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
  • 1971 Piero Coppola, Italian composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • 1980 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • 1982 Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1985 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies at 65
  • 1987 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1987 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1990 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1992 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1995 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • 1999 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 2011 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
  • 2015 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies of cancer at 77