On This Day in Music for September 3

Events in Music

  • 1881 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

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1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1966 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • 1989 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1568 Adriano Banchieri, composer
  • 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
  • 1695 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer
  • 1719 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer, co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (d. 1780)
  • 1778 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer
  • 1789 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer
  • 1803 Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer
  • 1840 Jacob Fabricius, composer
  • 1864 Hale Ascher VanderCook, composer
  • 1887 Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher (Schepelingen)
  • 1897 Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer
  • 1901 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
  • 1905 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer
  • 1910 Dorothy Maynor, Norfolk Va, soprano/founder (Harlem School of Arts)
  • 1915 Abel Ehrlich, composer
  • 1915 Knut Nystedt, composer
  • 1915 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1921 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, composer
  • 1925 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer
  • 1925 Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Rudolf Kelterborn, composer
  • 1933 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Tompall Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Xavier Darasse, composer
  • 1934 Freddie King, Gilmer Tx, blues singer (Hideaway)
  • 1935 Otto Ketting, trumpeter/composer (Passacaglia)
  • 1942 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • 1944 Gary Leeds, rocker (Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945 George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Mike Harrison, keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947 Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
  • 1948 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1950 Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1950 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1964 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer
  • 1965 Todd Lewis, musician (Toadies)
  • 1973 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • 1978 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
  • 1979 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1980 The B.G., American rapper
  • 1980 Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41)
  • 1982 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model

Weddings in Music

  • 2011 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2016 Former Sugababes singer Heidi Range (33) weds Alex Partakis in Tuscany, Italy

Divorces in Music

  • 2010 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1708 Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
  • 1790 Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
  • 1811 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • 1871 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • 1914 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • 1944 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
  • 1946 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1951 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • 1960 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • 1963 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • 1964 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1970 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • 1971 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1985 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • 1985 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • 1987 Morton Feldman, US composer, dies at 61
  • 1994 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
  • 2004 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), dies at 72
  • 2007 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2010 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2017 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), dies of esophageal cancer at 67