On This Day in Music for October 3

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • 1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1631 Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer
  • 1713 Antoine Dauvergne, composer
  • 1733 Francois Krafft, composer
  • 1792 Cipriani Potter, composer
  • 1807 Heinrich Panofka, composer
  • 1828 Woldemar Bargiel, composer
  • 1834 Vilem Blodek, composer
  • 1866 Learmont Drysdale, composer
  • 1872 Edward Faber Schneider, composer
  • 1879 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), born in Nyby, Västerbottens län, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • 1881 Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer
  • 1888 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1893 Frantisek Picha, composer
  • 1901 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • 1914 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher
  • 1919 Walter Gieseler, composer
  • 1922 Marcel van Thienen, composer
  • 1923 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (National Ballet of Canada)
  • 1930 David Mayer Epstein, composer
  • 1934 Benjamin Boretz, composer
  • 1936 Steve Reich, American composer (My Name is), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Boldizsar Csiky, composer
  • 1937 Ton de Kruyf, composer
  • 1938 Eddie Cochran, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • 1940 Alan O'Day, rocker, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • 1947 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1951 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • 1951 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1955 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1962 Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1966 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • 1969 Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
  • 1971 Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1972 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • 1972 Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • 1975 India Arie [Simpson], American singer and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975 Talib Kweli, American rapper
  • 1978 Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1984 Ashlee Simpson, American singer, born in Waco, Texas

Weddings in Music

  • 1833 Composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Deaths in Music

  • 1646 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1685 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, dies at 58
  • 1750 Georg Matthias Monn, composer, dies at 33
  • 1820 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer, dies at 74
  • 1828 Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1853 Andre Georges Louis Onslow, composer, dies at 69
  • 1889 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • 1890 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1903 Benedetto Junck, composer, dies at 51
  • 1907 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
  • 1912 Guido Papini, composer, dies at 65
  • 1919 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • 1931 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66
  • 1941 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • 1953 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1967 Woodrow "Woody" Guthrie, American singer and songwriter (This Land Is Your Land), dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
  • 1967 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • 1967 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
  • 1969 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • 1971 Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40
  • 1989 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 1990 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1994 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • 2000 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 2015 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies at 77