On This Day in Music for October 13

Events in Music

  • 1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert
  • 1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC
  • 1949 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1962 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 1963 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

Music releaseAlbum Release

1978 "52nd Street" 6th studio album by Billy Joel is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1979)

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1980 14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris & George Jones wins
  • 1985 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances
  • 1986 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins
  • 1996 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2016 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Birthdays in Music

  • 1652 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • 1783 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, born in Piastów, Poland (d. 1865)
  • 1792 Moritz Hauptmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1794 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • 1822 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1823 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1824 Henry Stephen Cutler, American composer (d. 1902)
  • 1879 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), born in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1881 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Gösta Nystroem, Swedish composer, born in Silvbergs, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1911 Ticker Freeman, American pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), born in Ivančice, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • 1916 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1922 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1927 Lee Konitz, American composer (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1940 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1941 Paul Simon, American singer and actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), born in Prestatyn, Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • 1946 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • 1948 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1958 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • 1958 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1959 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1968 Carlos Marín, Spanish baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany
  • 1970 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • 1974 Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1980 Ashanti, American singer (Always On Time), born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1981 Kele Okereke, Nigerian-English musician (Bloc Party), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1984 Misono, Japanese singer (Day After Tomorrow), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1995 Jimin [Park Ji-min], South Korean vocalist, born in Busan, South Korea

Deaths in Music

  • 1680 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • 1701 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, dies at 47
  • 1777 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1805 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70
  • 1819 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer, dies at 61
  • 1855 Gottfried Rieger, Czech composer, dies at 91
  • 1958 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • 1959 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1970 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • 1979 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, dies at 93
  • 1987 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 2001 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
  • 2007 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2009 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), dies at 82
  • 2016 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93