On This Day in Music for September 17

Events in Music

  • 1931 Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband" premieres in London

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1934 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)

  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1946 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • 1951 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1955 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1960 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

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1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1964 Supremes release "Baby Love"

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1980 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/Singer
Bette Midler
  • 1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances

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2003 Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

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2005 Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony


Birthdays in Music

  • 1605 Francesco Sacrati, composer
  • 1711 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer
  • 1748 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • 1767 Henri-Montan Berton, composer
  • 1795 Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
  • 1814 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
  • 1815 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1868)
  • 1821 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
  • 1849 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
  • 1854 Hans Muller, music historian
  • 1859 Richard Henry Warren, composer
  • 1875 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • 1877 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
  • 1883 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • 1884 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
  • 1885 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer
  • 1892 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
  • 1905 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
  • 1908 Franz J A Grothe, German composer
  • 1913 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • 1917 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)

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1923 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1926 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1939 Lamonte McLemore, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1950 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1952 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1954 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1961 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • 1963 Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • 1965 Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
  • 1965 Bryan Singer, American director
  • 1968 Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian)
  • 1968 Anastacia, American singer
  • 1969 Keith Flint, singer/musician (Prodigy)
  • 1974 Mirah, American musician
  • 1975 Constantine Maroulis, American singer
  • 1979 Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1981 Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
  • 1983 Jennifer Peña, American singer
  • 1985 Jon Walker, American musician (Panic at the Disco)

Weddings in Music

  • 1973 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
  • 1994 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada
  • 2005 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • 1179 Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81
  • 1604 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1702 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • 1732 Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40
  • 1762 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74
  • 1803 Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
  • 1820 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1824 Giacomo Tritto, composer, dies at 91
  • 1846 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84
  • 1884 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • 1907 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born composer, dies at 60
  • 1934 Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • 1951 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • 1953 Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
  • 1960 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • 1973 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • 1979 Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • 1991 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 1991 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1994 John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55
  • 1996 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • 1999 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • 2013 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2014 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2015 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95