On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 10

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st String Quartet

  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • 1959 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1965 The Supremes appear on the "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • 1969 British progressive rock band King Crimson releases their debut album "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
  • 1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • 1971 Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
  • 1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • 1978 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • 1978 British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
  • 1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K. T. Oslin win

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 Mexican singer and actress Thalia releases her debut album "Thalía"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía
  • 1995 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German organist and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Germany (d. 1780)
  • 1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)

Person of interestGiuseppe Verdi

1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1847 Gheorghe Dima, Romanian composer, born in Șcheii Brașovului, Romania (d. 1925)
  • 1854 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1923)
  • 1862 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • 1868 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1933)
  • 1876 Walter Niemann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1897 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
  • 1898 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, born in South Norwood, England (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Zanoni), educator, and music theorist (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Scott Huston, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer (Straight, No Chaser; 'Round Midnight), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1918 George Rhodes, American pianist, composer, arranger, and music director (Sammy Davis, Jr. Show), born in Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), born inn La Crescenta, California (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Oscar Brown, American singer and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1928 (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 1935 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1938 Gloria Coates, American post-minimalist composer, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Mouse [Stanley Miller] American artist, notable for psychedelic rock concert poster designs and album art (Grateful Dead; Journey), born in Fresno, California
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, American composer (Bowed Piano Ensemble), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, English rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), born in London
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin; Roots; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • 1946 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1948 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1953 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954 James Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues), born in Worsley, Greater Manchester

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

1954 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen - "Jump!"), born in Bloomington, Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor (El Malek Howwa El Malek), born in Aswan, Egypt
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, American country singer and actress (Follow that Car), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1959 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • 1960 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960 Simon Townshend, British guitarist and songwriter, born in Chiswick, London
  • 1961 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1963 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • 1965 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
  • 1966 Kevin Paige, American vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1970 Corinna May, German blind singer (I Can't Live Without Music), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1971 Evgeny Kissin, Russian concert pianist, born in Moscow
  • 1972 (Michael) Dean Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1979 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1980 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • 1980 Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1983 (Elizabeth Mae) "Lzzy" Hale, American hard rock singer and musician (Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"), born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania
  • 1984 Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer (Traffic Light), born in Hong Kong
  • 1988 Jodie Devos, Belgian operatic soprano, born in Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
  • 1991 Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer and songwriter (Lessons To Be Learned), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1991 Lali Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1774 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 2010 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota
  • 2010 American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (25) weds musician Brian Walker at the Uncommon Ground Cafe in Chicago

Deaths in Music

  • 1676 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1727 Alphonse d'Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1789 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer, dies at 34
  • 1825 Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky, Russian-Ukrainian harpsichordist and composer (Tantum Ergo), dies at 73
  • 1836 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, Flemish composer, dies at 61
  • 1843 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
  • 1856 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
  • 1889 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1939 Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)

Person of interestEdith Piaf

1963 Édith Piaf [Édith Giovanna Gassion], French singer (No, I Don't Regret Anything; Le Vie En Rose), dies of liver cancer at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1964 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • 1964 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • 1964 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
  • 1967 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • 1976 Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • 1978 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1979 Paul Paray, French organist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1951-62), and composer, dies at 93
  • 1986 (Ivy) Priaulx Rainier, South African-British composer (Ploërmel), dies at 83
  • 1993 Catherine Collard, French concert pianist (Schumann; Brahms), and teacher, dies of cancer at 46
  • 1994 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • 1997 George Malcolm, British keyboard player and conductor (Westminster Cathedral Master of the Music, 1947-59), dies at 80
  • 2000 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, dies at 94
  • 2002 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love!), dies in a fire at her home at 54
  • 2003 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), dies at 77
  • 2009 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What") dies of a congenital heart defect at 33
  • 2010 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer ("Cry To Me"; Diamond In Your Mind"), dies at 70
  • 2010 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), dies at 83
  • 2011 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • 2013 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2014 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 73
  • 2015 Saša Britvić, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble, 1999-2015), and pedagogue, dies at 51