On This Day in Music for September 24

Events in Music

  • 1884 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • 1953 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1968 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
  • 1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances
  • 1977 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991 Rock band Nirvana release their 2nd studio album "Nevermind"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997 31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "The Social Network" directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake premieres at the New York Film Festival

Actor Andrew Garfield
Actor
Andrew Garfield
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

Birthdays in Music

  • 1667 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1667)
  • 1748 Philipp Meissner, composer
  • 1773 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer
  • 1806 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1859 Julius Klengel, cellist/composer
  • 1893 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1899 Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, composer
  • 1904 Cemal Resit Rey, composer
  • 1907 Pierre Moulaert, composer
  • 1910 Frank Pelleg, composer
  • 1914 Andrzej Panufnik, composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1914 Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor
  • 1919 Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
  • 1921 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)
  • 1927 Richard Swift, composer
  • 1931 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Svetlana Beriozova, ballerina
  • 1940 Barbara Allbut, rock vocalist (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1941 Linda Eastman McCartney, American photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • 1942 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1946 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • 1948 Heinz Chur, German composer
  • 1952 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • 1965 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords)
  • 1969 Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
  • 1969 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
  • 1969 Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer
  • 1971 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve)
  • 1986 Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television

Weddings in Music

  • 1953 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 2005 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • 2012 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
  • 1755 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1813 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
  • 1855 Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86
  • 1865 Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81
  • 1875 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • 1881 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74
  • 1892 Patrick S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62
  • 1910 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • 1934 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
  • 1949 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88
  • 1960 Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • 1968 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1978 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 1983 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1991 Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 1993 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 2002 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2003 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)