On This Day in Music for October 24

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

1818 Felix Mendelssohn aged 9 performs his first public concert in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
  • 1959 US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1962 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

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1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

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1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1789 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, born in Tàrrega, Catalonia (d. 1855)
  • 1808 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1811 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1842 Josef Nešvera, Czech composer, born in Praskolesy, Czech Republic (d. 1914)
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, born in Siófok, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, American composer, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1951)
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, English composer, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon; (d. 2001)
  • 1929 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • 1930 The Big Bopper, [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • 1937 Miguel Angel Coria, composer
  • 1938 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • 1944 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1946 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • 1950 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
  • 1979 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • 1980 Monica, American singer
  • 1983 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
  • 1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer

Person of interestDrake

1986 Drake [Aubrey Drake Graham], Canadian actor and rapper (Hotline Bling), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake

Weddings in Music

  • 1957 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2015 American Idol winner and singer Phillip Phillips (25) weds longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • 1521 Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
  • 1785 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
  • 1789 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, dies at 69
  • 1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 1889 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • 1901 Paul Henrion, French composer, dies at 82
  • 1902 Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian composer, dies at 69
  • 1918 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • 1940 Victor Hollaender, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1948 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1949 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, dies at 61
  • 1953 Ernest Irving, English composer, dies at 74
  • 1958 Martin Shaw, English composer, dies at 83
  • 1969 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1971 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • 1971 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1974 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), dies at 66
  • 1976 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • 1996 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • 1996 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 2007 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2015 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2016 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2016 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 73

Person of interestFats Domino

2017 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), dies from natural causes at 89

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino