On This Day

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 and Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1930 Noël Coward's play "Private Lives" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1953 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Film PremierJailhouse Rock Premieres

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

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A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock
A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock
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  • 1968 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare FactsOh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" revival opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

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A brief cover-up by the cast of
A brief cover-up by the cast of "Oh! Calcutta!"
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  • 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
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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
Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood

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
Andrew Garfield
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake

Birthdays in Music

  • 1667 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1688)
  • 1748 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)
  • 1761 Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1773 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, born in Bad Langensalza, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1806 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1859 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, born in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 1893 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1899 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968) [1]
  • 1914 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Leonard Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • 1927 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), born in Helden, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • 1933 Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1939 Sonny Turner, American singer (The Platters, The Metrotones), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1940 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey

Person of interestLinda McCartney

1941 Linda McCartney [Eastman], American photographer and musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in New York City (d. 1998)

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1942 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1945 John Milford Rutter, English composer, conductor, and arranger, mainly of choral music (Mass OfThe Children), born in London.
  • 1946 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1946 Marc Neikrug, American pianist, conductor and composer (Los Alamos), born in New York City
  • 1948 Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1952 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1965 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1967 Geir Sundbø, Norwegian composer, conductor, clarinetist and guitarist, born in Porsgrunn, Norway
  • 1969 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician (Acid Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1969 Donald DeGrate, Jr. [DeVante Swing], American music producer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1981 Diana Rotaru, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1984 Taylor Eigsti, American Grammy Award winning jazz pianist, composer (Lucky To Be Me), orchestrator, and educator, born in Menlo Park, California
  • 1986 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada

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 and teacher of the Renaissance, dies at about 58
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer, dies at about 81
  • 1753 Georg Gebel, German musician and composer, dies at 45 [1]
  • 1813 André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Belgium French composer, dies at 72
  • 1855 Alexandre Stiévenard, French violinist, guitarist and composer, dies at 86
  • 1865 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1868 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 45
  • 1875 William Walker, American composer (The Southern Harmony), dies at 66
  • 1881 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1892 Patrick Gilmore, Irish--born American bandmaster and composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), dies at 62
  • 1910 Rudolf Dellinger, German Bohemian composer, dies at 53
  • 1934 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), dies at 69
  • 1949 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88
  • 1960 Mátyás Seiber, Hungarian-born British composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
  • 1968 Harry Robert Wilson, American 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, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47
  • 1993 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1994 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1997 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), dies at 57
  • 1999 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), dies at 79
  • 2002 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2003 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), dies at 70
  • 2006 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • 2008 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965) dies from head injury at 72
  • 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), dies of lung cancer at 68