On This Day in Music for September 13

Events in Music

  • 1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
  • 1965 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Music awardsMusic Awards

1985 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit

Music releaseMusic Release

1997 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1997 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" single is released in the UK by Elton John

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles

Birthdays in Music

  • 1551 Pandolfo Zallamella, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, Roman Baroque composer, born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1682 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, American composer, born in Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1942)

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1882 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • 1908 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Ray Charles, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, French composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas, Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1949 Craig McGregor, American rocker (Foghat), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1952 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Ted Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe) (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American jazz musician, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1956 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1965 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1967 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1979 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • 1980 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1980 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice)
  • 1983 James Bourne, English musician (Busted), born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • 1993 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction), born in Mullingar County, Ireland

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1998 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

  • 2014 Paper Crown fashion designer Lauren Conrad (28) weds musician William Tell (34) in California

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Deaths in Music

  • 1885 Friedrich Kiel, Austrian composer (b. 1821)
  • 1894 Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (España, Joyeuse marche, Le Roi Malgré Lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • 1906 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • 1913 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1924 P. J. Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • 1932 Julius Rontgen, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • 1977 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • 1985 Dane Rudhyar, composer, dies at 90
  • 1991 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • 1994 John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
  • 1994 Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina, dies at 58
  • 1994 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1996 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1996 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 2011 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)
  • 2015 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65