On This Day in Music for October 13

Events in Music

  • 1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC
  • 1949 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1962 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, composer
  • 1783 Frantiszek Soltyk, composer
  • 1792 Moritz Hauptmann, composer
  • 1794 Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer
  • 1822 Karl Reinthaler, composer
  • 1823 Immanuel Faisst, composer
  • 1824 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer
  • 1879 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
  • 1881 George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter
  • 1890 Gosta Nystroem, composer
  • 1891 Ludwig Weber, composer
  • 1899 Marcelle de Manziarly, composer
  • 1900 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (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, composer
  • 1911 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1912 Hugo David Weisgall, Ivancice Moravia, composer (4 Impressions)
  • 1916 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus)
  • 1921 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1922 Alan Scott, Haddonfield NJ, TV host/songwriter (Spin the Picture)
  • 1922 Gilberto Mendes, composer
  • 1924 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Adam Kaczynski, composer
  • 1934 Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]
  • 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, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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, French singer
  • 1946 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop)
  • 1947 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Monterey California
  • 1948 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 John Ford Coley, American musician
  • 1949 Craig McGregor, rocker (Foghat)
  • 1951 John Ford Coley, rocker (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • 1951 Olympia-Ann Sylvers, rocker
  • 1958 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • 1958 Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, American musician and composer
  • 1959 Marie Osmond, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960 Joey Belladonna, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1965 Cherelle, rocker (Affair-First Bite)
  • 1968 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)
  • 1970 Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician
  • 1970 Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent
  • 1974 Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1974 Joseph Utsler, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)
  • 1975 David Kennedy, American musician (Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1980 Ashanti, American singer
  • 1980 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless)
  • 1981 Kele Okereke, lead singer of Bloc Party
  • 1984 Misono, Japanese singer (formerly Day After Tomorrow)

Deaths in Music

  • 1680 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • 1701 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, 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, 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