On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 22

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1869 Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
  • 1921 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th St NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1964 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • 1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1973 "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway

AgreementContract of Interest

1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono sign a recording contract with Geffen Records

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall, London))

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly

Music concertMusic Concert

1985 First Farm Aid concert held, organised by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • 1985 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois

Music releaseMusic Release

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

Singer Elton John
Elton John
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride and Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2009 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Actor Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell
Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2018 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

Singer Rihanna

Birthdays in Music

  • 1720 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer
  • 1729 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer
  • 1733 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, born in Eichstätt (d. 1760)
  • 1767 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (d. 1830)
  • 1860 Heinrich Reitsch, composer
  • 1870 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1872 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer
  • 1875 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • 1882 Emil Abranyi, composer
  • 1883 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer
  • 1891 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1894 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • 1910 Klement Slavicky, Czech composer (Siymfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi), born in Tovačov, Moravia (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1918 Archibald James Potter, composer
  • 1918 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • 1926 William O Smith, composer
  • 1929 Serge Garant, composer
  • 1930 Roger Durham Hannay, composer
  • 1933 Leonardo Balada, composer
  • 1940 Edward Boguslawski, composer
  • 1943 Toni Basil, American singer
  • 1944 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan, John Denver), born in Oakland, California (d. 2011)
  • 1946 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • 1948 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1949 David Coverdale, English singer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1950 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), born in Highfield, Zimbabwe (d. 2019)
  • 1953 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1956 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • 1957 Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

Person of interestNick Cave

1957 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer and Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer and Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • 1957 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • 1958 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Person of interestAndrea Bocelli

1958 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • 1964 Marq Torien, rocker (Bullet Boys-For Love of Money)
  • 1965 Andy Cairns, Irish musician
  • 1966 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • 1969 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • 1970 Mystikal, American rapper
  • 1971 Chesney Hawkes, English singer (Feels So Alive, The One and Only), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1974 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1975 Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
  • 1979 Emilie Autumn {Liddell], American singer-songwriter, violinist, and harpsichordist (Fight Like A Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1981 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
  • 1982 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress

Person of interestBillie Piper

1982 Billie Piper, English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper
  • 1984 Eduardo Rubio, Mexican pilot and pianist
  • 1984 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1984 Ross Jarman, Drummer The Cribs
  • 1986 Lido Pimienta, Colombian-Canadian Latin-synth-pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Miss Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1988 Bethany Dillon, American musician

Divorces in Music

  • 2000 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1712 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1737 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • 1737 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1796 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 1796 Joseph Lederer, composer, dies at 63
  • 1927 Giannotto Bastianelli, Italian musician and composer, dies at 44
  • 1935 Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
  • 1959 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1971 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
  • 1975 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1981 Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1987 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1989 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1994 Teddy [John Edward] Buckner, American trumpeter (Dixieland music), dies at 85
  • 1994 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, dies at 80
  • 1994 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 1996 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 2001 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), dies at 81
  • 2008 Connie Haines [Yvonne Jasme], American big-band vocalist (Harry James; Tommy Dorsey), dies of myasthenia gravis at 87
  • 2010 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2018 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), dies at 74