On This Day in Music for September 10

Events in Music

  • 1838 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1863 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1957 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 Rod Stewart records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1966 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK
  • 1975 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1982 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Music awardsMusic Awards

1998 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 2000 The musical Cats closes on Broadway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
Singer-songwriter John Legend
Singer-songwriter
John Legend

Birthdays in Music

  • 1585 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer (d. 1630)
  • 1588 Nicholas Lanier, composer
  • 1659 Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)
  • 1714 Niccolo Jommelli, Italian composer
  • 1751 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1779 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer
  • 1823 Adolf von Doss, composer
  • 1836 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), (d. 1890)
  • 1866 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • 1869 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1875 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • 1889 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • 1896 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1908 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • 1919 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)
  • 1934 Larry Sitsky, composer
  • 1934 Vassil Kazandjiev, Bulgarian composer, born in Rousse
  • 1937 Paul Martin Palombo, composer
  • 1939 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • 1942 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1943 Garrett List, composer
  • 1944 Thomas Allen, British opera singer
  • 1945 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • 1950 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 1950 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • 1951 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Pat Mastelotto, rock drummer (Mr Mister, King Crimson)
  • 1956 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1956 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • 1957 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • 1960 David Lowery, American musician
  • 1963 David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • 1963 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • 1968 Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • 1970 Paula Kelley, musician
  • 1979 Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • 1980 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey

Person of interestMisty Copeland

1982 Misty Copeland, American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • 1984 Matthew Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Weddings in Music

  • 2005 Glamour model Katie Price (27) weds 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (32) in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • 2005 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 2016 Actress and singer Anna Camp (33) weds Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin (29) in a vineyard wedding at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1607 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • 1680 Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
  • 1831 George Guest, English organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1845 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1858 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer, dies at 44
  • 1867 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, dies at 78
  • 1868 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
  • 1895 Harrison Millard, composer, dies at 64
  • 1916 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • 1931 Alfonso Rendano, Italian composer, dies at 78
  • 1932 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • 1934 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • 1945 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • 1951 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1954 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1979 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • 1991 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1996 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • 1999 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • 2012 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • 2016 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89