On This Day in Music for October 9

Events in Music

  • 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)
  • 1929 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1947 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
  • 1965 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
  • 1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • 1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1978 John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • 1985 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 performances
  • 1986 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman
  • 1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
  • 1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • 2007 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2015 Selena Gomez releases her studio album "Revival", goes to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Birthdays in Music

  • 1626 John Ferrabosco, composer
  • 1727 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
  • 1760 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, born in Béziers, France (d. 1825)
  • 1766 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1863 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1869 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1890 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1890 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
  • 1904 Carl Parrish, composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1905 May Moxon, dance producer
  • 1906 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1914 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Yusef Lateef, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1922 Raymond Wilding-White, composer
  • 1923 Ronald Tremain, composer
  • 1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • 1937 Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1939 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer

Person of interestJohn Lennon

1940 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1941 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • 1944 John Entwistle, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • 1944 Nona Hendryx, R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
  • 1945 Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • 1945 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1948 Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1948 Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1958 Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
  • 1969 P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • 1973 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
  • 1973 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1978 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1979 Alex Greenwald, American musician(Phantom Planet), actor, model
  • 1981 Peter Hill, British Music Photographer
  • 1984 Ghetto, British musician

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

1962 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • 2005 Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Deaths in Music

  • 1769 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
  • 1821 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1907 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • 1937 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70
  • 1963 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1987 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1994 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • 1997 Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), dies at 98
  • 1999 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2008 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), dies at 39