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
  • 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 awardsMusic Awards

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


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, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')
  • 1933 Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1944 Archie Bell, US singer (& the Drells-Tighten up)
  • 1944 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (Detroit Symphony), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Barry Gibb, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees), born in Manchester, England
  • 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), singer and dancer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1997 Jungkook [Jeon Jung-kook], South Korean singer (BTS), born in Busan, South Korea

Weddings in Music

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

HeartWedding 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
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, 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, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1964 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1968 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 William Flanagan, composer, dies at 46
  • 1972 May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
  • 1977 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • 1978 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
  • 1982 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 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, dies at 91