On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 1

Events in Music

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1785 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel

  • 1971 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein

Music releaseAlbum Release

1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1989 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
  • 1990 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • 1990 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 performances
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • 1997 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2005 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West win

Singer Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson
Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
Singer Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Singer Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 BTS become the 1st all-Korean pop act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart with "Dynamite"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

1653 Johann Pachelbel, German composer (Canon in D), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)

  • 1732 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer
  • 1732 Thomas Erskine 6th Earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, born in Kellie Castle, Scotland (d. 1781)
  • 1751 Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer [or Apr 9]
  • 1768 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer
  • 1787 John Bake, classical composer
  • 1789 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
  • 1816 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • 1854 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [or Sept 2]
  • 1870 Timotei Popovici, composer
  • 1874 Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • 1886 Othmar Schoeck, composer
  • 1895 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Kazimierz Wilkomirski, composer
  • 1905 Gervase Hughes, English composer and conductor, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Matt Higgins Doran, American composer, born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1925 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Ruth S White, composer
  • 1927 Tommy Evans, R&B singer (Drifters)
  • 1931 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1933 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), born in Friars Point, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • 1944 Archie Bell, American singer (& the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Henderson, Texas
  • 1944 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1979-96; Detroit Symphony, 2008-19), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBarry Gibb

1946 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • 1946 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)

Person of interestGloria Estefan

1957 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

  • 1958 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
  • 1963 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN - "Bad Bad Woman")
  • 1970 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • 1971 Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • 1971 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • 1973 J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • 1975 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • 1984 Joseph Trohman, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • 1985 Camile Velasco, Filipino-American singer
  • 1987 Daniel "Dann" Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • 1993 Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • 1994 Bianca Ryan, American singer
  • 1996 Zendaya [Coleman], American actress (Shake it Up, Euphoria), singer and dancer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1997 Jungkook [Jeon Jung-kook], South Korean pop singer-songwriter (BTS - "Euphoria"), born in Busan, South Korea

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1970 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

2001 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

Singer Usher
  • 2007 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1731 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 50
  • 1777 Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
  • 1814 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • 1867 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1896 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • 1912 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • 1957 Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), killed in a car wreck at 38
  • 1964 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1964 Otto Emanuel Olsson, Swedish organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1968 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, takes his own life at 46
  • 1972 May Aufderheide, American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag), dies at 84
  • 1977 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • 1978 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies as a result of anorexia nervosa at 33
  • 1982 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1993 Neon Park [Martin Muller], American illustrator of album covers (Little Feat; Frank Zappa), dies of ALS at 52
  • 1995 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1996 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • 2005 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • 2009 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • 2012 Hal David, American lyricist ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"; "What The World Needs Now Is Love";"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"), dies at 91
  • 2014 Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), dies of a stroke at 63
  • 2016 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, dies at 89