On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 2

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Josephine Baker first performs in Paris in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1947 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 1948 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • 1958 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • 1967 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
  • 1972 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1976 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • 1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • 1994 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • 1995 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 British band Oasis release their second studio album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1996 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1646 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)
  • 1704 František Tůma, Czech composer, born in Kostelec nad Orlicí, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • 1737 Franz Schneider, Austrian organist and composer, baptized in Pulkau (d. 1812)
  • 1756 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • 1809 Anton Emil Titl, Austrian composer, born in Nedvědice (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1875 Henry Février, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • 1880 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1953)
  • 1881 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1914 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • 1917 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1930 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1933 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1939 Lolly Vegas [Candido Vasquez], American rock singer (Redbone - "Come And Get Your Love"), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1940 Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), born in College Park, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1944 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1945 Don McLean, American singer and songwriter (American Pie; Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1946 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • 1948 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

1949 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1949 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England

Person of interestSting

1951 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1952 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • 1952 Wahed Wafa, Tajik singer, born in Afghanistan
  • 1954 Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1955 Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • 1956 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1960 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer (A Place Like This), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in Norway
  • 1967 Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, American ska-punk rock drummer (Sublime), born in Kihei, Hawaii
  • 1967 Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter (Time (The Revelator); Revival), born in New York City
  • 1968 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (the Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1969 Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Person of interestTiffany Darwish

1971 Tiffany [Renee Darwish], American pop and rock singer (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California

Pop and Rock Singer Tiffany Darwish
Pop and Rock Singer
Tiffany Darwish
  • 1971 James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1973 Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 1976 Mandisa [Hundley] American gospel and contemporary Christian singer (Overcomer), born in Citrus Heights, California
  • 1978 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese J-pop singer-songwriter (Secret), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1979 Maja Ivarsson, Swedish new wave rock singer (The Sounds - Living In America), born in Åhus, Scania, Sweden
  • 1981 Toro [Alvan Guo Yi Jun], Taiwanese pop singer (Energy)
  • 1982 George Pettit, Canadian hardcore singer (Alexisonfire), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • 1988 Brittany Howard, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama Shakes), born in Athens, Alabama
  • 1989 Roman Ibramkhalilov, Ukrainian heavy metal guitarist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Ukraine

Person of interestJacob Sartorius

2002 Jacob Sartorius, American singer (Sweatshirt) and internet personality, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pop Singer Jacob Sartorius
Pop Singer
Jacob Sartorius

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1970 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office

LoveWedding of Interest

1999 "Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

LoveWedding of Interest

2004 "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • 2005 Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1942 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) divorces Alpha Smith after 4 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Deaths in Music

  • 1559 Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483)
  • 1629 Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)
  • 1656 Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1842 José Mariano Elízaga, Mexican composer, dies at 56
  • 1915 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • 1920 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
  • 1943 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1960 Jaroslav Doubrava, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • 1967 Albertina Rasch, Austrian-born American ballerina and choreographer, dies at 76
  • 1970 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1970 Bo Linde, Swedish composer, dies at 37
  • 1971 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban singer, pianist and songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1981 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, dies at 63
  • 1983 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • 1993 Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), dies at 66
  • 1994 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85 [1]
  • 1996 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), dies at 74
  • 1996 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • 1998 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • 2001 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2013 Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2015 Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-British jazz double bassist (Joe Harriot Quintet), dies at 100 [1]
  • 2016 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • 2016 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies at 100
  • 2017 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), dies of an accidental overdose at 66
  • 2018 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), dies of a heart attack at 72