On This Day

On This Day in Music for March 7

Events in Music

  • 1824 Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
  • 1917 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 1918 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC

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1923 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship

  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • 1959 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 1962 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

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1963 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman recorded their self-titled album "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1966 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 1967 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • 1972 “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” single written by Ewan MacColl, released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1979 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
  • 1981 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1994 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2011 "Crazy Girl" single released by Eli Young Band (ACM Awards Song of the Year 2012, Billboard Song of the Year 2011)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1574 John Wilbye, English madrigal composer, born in Brome, Suffolk (d. 1638)
  • 1621 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • 1663 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1745)
  • 1731 Jean-Louis Laruette, French musician and composer of comic opera, born in Paris, France (d. 1792)
  • 1769 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian composer and priest, born in Algund (d. 1851)
  • 1773 Tommaso Marchesi, Italian composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Carl Schwencke, Swedish composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1870)
  • 1799 Frantisek L. Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • 1807 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 1811 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, German composer, born in Niederwerrn (d. 1861)
  • 1820 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, German composer and teacher, born in Bnin (d. 1900)
  • 1822 Victor Masse, French composer, born in Lorient, France (d. 1884)
  • 1858 Nikolai Artzibushev, Russian composer, born in Tsarskoye Selo (d. 1937)
  • 1872 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer
  • 1875 Maurice Ravel, French pianist & composer (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), born in Ciboure (d. 1937)
  • 1883 Carl Deis, composer (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • 1896 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1900 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • 1906 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • 1906 Hans Lachman, composer
  • 1907 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, composer
  • 1908 Tomas de Manzarraga, composer
  • 1911 Stefan Kisielewski, composer
  • 1917 Janet Collins, ballerina
  • 1917 Robert Erickson, composer
  • 1929 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1931 C W Stubblefield, American restaurateur and music promoter, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • 1939 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • 1943 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Leon Sylvers III, American rocker and producer (The Sylers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944 Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)
  • 1945 Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)
  • 1946 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • 1946 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1947 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1951 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1952 Ernie Isley, American vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
  • 1953 Jules Shear, American rock musician & songwriter (If She Knew What She Wants), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Kenny Aronoff, American drummer (John Mellencamp), born in Albany, New York
  • 1954 Matt Frenette, rock drummer (Loverboy)
  • 1962 Taylor Dayne, [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • 1964 Denyce Graves, American mezzo-soprano (Carmen), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Randel "Randy" Guss, American musician and drummer (Toad the Wet Sprocket), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • 1972 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1973 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • 1974 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • 1985 Thomas Erak, American guitarist

Weddings in Music

  • 2007 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil

Deaths in Music

  • 1761 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, dies at 68
  • 1786 František Benda, Bohemian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1802 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • 1809 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1842 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1907 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1926 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1939 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • 1941 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), dies at 63
  • 1966 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1974 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1976 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 1979 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • 1981 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1982 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • 1983 Igor Markevitch, Russian composer and conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), dies at 70
  • 1985 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1993 Arnold Franchetti, Ital/American composer, dies
  • 1993 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1995 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 2000 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2002 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist best known for his works used on music album covers (Annunciation, Grain of Sand, Bitches Brew, Aleph Sanctuary), dies at 69
  • 2006 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Frigyes Hidas, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • 2012 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2013 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • 2014 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), dies at 83
  • 2018 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), dies at 84