On This Day in Music for October 4

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • 1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win

Music releaseMusic Single

1999 "Breathe" single released by Faith Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2000 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Birthdays in Music

  • 1659 Franz Weichlein, composer
  • 1744 Domenico Corri, composer
  • 1749 Jean-Louis Duport, composer
  • 1762 Tommaso Sogner, composer
  • 1772 Francois-Louis Perne, composer
  • 1840 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer
  • 1841 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 1857 Henry Schoenfeld, composer
  • 1861 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer
  • 1905 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Rene Defossez, composer
  • 1909 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • 1912 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • 1917 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1929 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1930 Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • 1932 Dottie West, country singer
  • 1944 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1952 Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
  • 1952 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • 1958 Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1959 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1960 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1961 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1962 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • 1965 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer
  • 1971 Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
  • 1981 Juka, Japanese singer
  • 1984 Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
  • 1986 Yuridia, Mexican singer
  • 1988 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1989 Lil Mama [Niatia Jessica Kirkland], American rapper (VYP: Voice of the Young People), born in NYC, New York

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2016 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Deaths in Music

  • 1713 Valentin Molitor, composer, dies at 76
  • 1838 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79
  • 1848 Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
  • 1907 Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57
  • 1935 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1949 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
  • 1969 Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)
  • 1970 George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1976 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • 1979 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
  • 1982 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • 1992 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • 1994 Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • 1994 Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48
  • 1999 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • 1999 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2005 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), dies of a brain aneurysm in his sleep at 56
  • 2009 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • 2014 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76