On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 14

Events in Music

  • 1924 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
  • 1952 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC

Music release#1 in the Charts

1957 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • 1961 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances
  • 1968 Beatles "White Album" completed

Music awardsMusic Awards

1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on "Dick Cavett Show"

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1977 Rock band Kiss release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • 1984 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins

Birthdays in Music

  • 1641 Joachim Tielke, German violin maker, born in Königsberg (d. 1719)
  • 1730 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • 1738 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)
  • 1753 Franz Anton Dimmler, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1764 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, born in Pontoise, France (d. 1839)
  • 1790 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1825)
  • 1796 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1870)
  • 1853 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, born in Șipotele Sucevei, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1855 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1915)
  • 1859 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • 1861 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, born Melur, Mýrasýsla, Iceland (d. 1938)
  • 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky, Austrian composer, conductor, and arranger (The Mermaid; Lyric Symphony), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1873 José Serrano Simeón, Spanish composer, born in Sueca, Valencia, Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1888 Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1898 Maurice Martenot, French cellist, WWI radio telegrapher, and instrument inventor (ondes Martenot), born in Paris, France (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer (Karhunpyynti (The Bear Hunt)) , born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Joseph de Pasquale, American violist (Boston Symphony, 1949-64: Philadelphia Orchestra, 1964-96), and educator (Curtis Institute, 1965-2015), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Bill Justis, American rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • 1931 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • 1932 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1935 La Monte Young, American minimalist avant-garde composer (Compositions 1960), born in Bern, Idaho

Person of interestCliff Richard

1940 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist ("Move It"; "Living Doll"; "We Don't Talk Anymore"), born in Lucknow, British India

  • 1942 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1943 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 1946 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1946 Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1951 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • 1952 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1953 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1957 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician (She Blinded Me With Science), born in London, England
  • 1959 A.J. Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1963 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean rock singer, born in Seoul
  • 1965 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Constantine Koukias, Tasmanian composer and opera director, born in Hobart, Australia
  • 1968 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician, born in Coral Gables, Florida

Person of interestNatalie Maines

1974 Natalie Maines, American country musician (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • 1974 Shaggy 2 Dope [Joseph Utsler], American rapper (Psychopathic Records), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Teresa "Shaznay" Lewis, British singer (All Saints), born in Islington, London
  • 1977 Tina Dico [Dickow], Danish singer-songwriter, born in Åbyhøj, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1977 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England

Person of interestUsher

1978 Usher [Raymond IV], American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
  • 1978 Justin Brannan, American musician (Most Precious Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1992 Savannah Outen, American pop singer- songwriter, born in Hillsboro, Oregon

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1964 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 2006 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

LoveWedding of Interest

2006 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley

LoveWedding of Interest

2017 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Deaths in Music

  • 1568 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • 1669 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1771 František "Franz" Xaver Brixi, Czech classical composer and kapellmeister, dies at 39
  • 1847 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53
  • 1857 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, Polish composer, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • 1877 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, French composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer and son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • 1909 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, dies at 76
  • 1923 George Elbridge Whiting, American composer, dies at 83
  • 1957 [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • 1958 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • 1966 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 1972 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68

Person of interestBing Crosby

1977 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1980 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), dies at 71
  • 1981 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • 1985 Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), dies at 68
  • 1987 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • 1990 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1994 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • 1998 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2007 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • 2011 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Frankenstein), dies after a long illness at 60
  • 2019 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25
  • 2020 Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Misérables), dies at 95 [1]