On This Day in Music for September 3

Events in Music

  • 1881 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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 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
  • 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, soul singer, 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