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
  • 1985 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: 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, composer
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, composer
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1682 Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Praedieri, composer
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, composer, German composer and cellist (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, composer
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, composer
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer
  • 1908 Ray Burns Green, composer
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • 1914 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • 1916 Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jon Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1917 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1918 Ray Charles, orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1922 Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, composer
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, composer
  • 1933 Arif Melikov, composer
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940 Gene Page, arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears - Joy to the World)
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Alain Louvier, composer
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • 1952 Don Was, American singer
  • 1954 Ted Mueller, rock drummer (Axe)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American musician
  • 1956 [Joan] Joni Sledge, 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)
  • 1961 KK Null, Japanese musician
  • 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)
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Stella Nina McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Chinese singer
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1979 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)
  • 1980 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • 1980 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice)
  • 1983 James Bourne, English musician
  • 1993 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction), born in Mullingar County, Ireland

Weddings in Music


Person of interestPerson 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 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
  • 1906 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • 1913 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1924 Pekka Hannikainen, 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 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1996 Silas Roy Crain, singer/songwriter, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
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