On This Day in Music for September 2

Events in Music

  • 1960 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres

Music release#1 in the Charts

1972 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1979 "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1982 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
  • 1984 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
  • 1990 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1993 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins

Birthdays in Music

  • 1661 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1716 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • 1750 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • 1862 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1892 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • 1910 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • 1911 Rene Amengual, composer
  • 1914 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1917 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1919 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • 1919 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1928 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1930 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1934 Michael Sahl, composer
  • 1936 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • 1939 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • 1940 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1943 Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
  • 1943 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1950 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1951 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • 1953 John Zorn, American musician
  • 1957 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1966 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • 1969 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • 1976 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • 1977 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 1984 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • 1987 Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • 1989 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1978 George Harrison marries Olivia

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)

  • 2000 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006 "Color Me Badd" singer Sam Watters (36) weds American Idol first season finalist Tamyra Gray (27) on a cliff on the island of Capri

Deaths in Music

  • 1397 Francesco Landini, Italian composer
  • 1715 Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
  • 1891 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76
  • 1905 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1906 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • 1934 Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
  • 1934 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • 1955 Rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60
  • 1961 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
  • 1970 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • 1980 William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
  • 1994 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1995 Vaclav Neummann, conductor, dies at 74
  • 1996 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • 1996 Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
  • 1996 Otto Luening, composer, dies at 96
  • 1997 Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
  • 2000 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • 2001 Jay Migliori, American saxophonist (Supersax), dies at 70
  • 2006 Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
  • 2007 Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • 2009 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger dies at 52
  • 2012 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 2015 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • 2017 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), dies at 96