On This Day in Music for September 29

Events in Music

  • 1863 Opera "The Pearl Fishers" (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) by Bizet is first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris
  • 1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music releaseMusic Single

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
  • 1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • 1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • 1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • 1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • 1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
  • 1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • 1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
  • 1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • 1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • 1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • 1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

  • 1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
  • 1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
  • 1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
  • 1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
  • 1983 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest-running Broadway show
  • 1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
  • 1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
  • 1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
  • 1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
  • 1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
  • 1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
  • 1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
  • 1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14

Music release#1 in the Charts

1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1990 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • 1990 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1993 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
  • 1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

Music releaseAlbum Release

1997 Robbie Williams releases his first solo album "Life thru a Lens" features single "Angels"


Birthdays in Music

  • 1654 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, born in Padingbüttel (d. 1740)
  • 1674 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris (d. 1762)
  • 1727 Henry Harington, composer
  • 1746 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer
  • 1753 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer
  • 1794 William Michael Rooke, composer
  • 1849 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer
  • 1854 Martin Pluddemann, composer
  • 1855 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1858 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
  • 1879 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
  • 1884 Boris Asafiev, composer
  • 1891 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Franco Capuana, composer
  • 1903 Karl August Andersen, composer
  • 1907 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Minao Shibata, composer
  • 1918 Harold Laurence Walters, composer
  • 1920 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • 1930 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1939 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1941 Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)
  • 1942 Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • 1943 Manuel Fernandez, rocker
  • 1944 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • 1945 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • 1946 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • 1948 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • 1948 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • 1949 George Dalaras, Greek singer
  • 1956 Suzzy Roche, rocker (Roches)
  • 1957 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • 1957 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1962 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • 1963 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer/bassist (Primus-Suck on This)
  • 1965 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos/Neth dancer (Josephine)
  • 1968 Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • 1968 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • 1969 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • 1971 Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer
  • 1973 Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
  • 1977 Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • 1978 Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • 1978 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • 1980 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
  • 1982 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • 1988 Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter
  • 1989 Adore Delano [Daniel Noriega], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, actor and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Azusa, California

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1930 Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 "Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago

Musician Patrick Stump
Musician
Patrick Stump
  • 2012 "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee

HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance
  • 2013 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1902 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • 1915 Luther Orlando Emerson, American composer, dies at 95
  • 1915 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), dies fighting in World War I at 28
  • 1958 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music), dies at 65
  • 1977 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • 1991 Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • 1992 Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1994 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • 1994 John Heddle Nash, singer, dies at 68
  • 1995 Seger Pillot Ellis, American jazz pianist and vocalist, dies at 91
  • 1997 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, dies at 55
  • 2006 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • 2009 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, dies of injuries sustained in a fall at 57
  • 2015 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83