On This Day in Music for September 5

Events in Music

  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1975 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • 1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1991 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins
  • 1993 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • 1993 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 1993 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances
  • 1996 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1600 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date
  • 1666 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1694 Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer
  • 1734 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1794)
  • 1735 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1737 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer
  • 1791 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Golt Und Die Natur), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)
  • 1792 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer
  • 1815 Carl Wilhelm, composer
  • 1848 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • 1867 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist, born in Henniker, New Hampshire (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1901 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1912 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1935 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1936 Cornelius Boyson, American bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1939 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • 1940 Lewis Spratlan, American composer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1942 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American rocker (Impalas), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1946 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1949 David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • 1953 Paulie Carmen, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist
  • 1956 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1961 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1968 Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1969 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1973 Paddy Considine, English actor and musician, born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1975 Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • 1982 Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1984 Trey Hill, Grammy-nominated musician

Weddings in Music

  • 1992 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana
  • 1997 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1629 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1803 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • 1890 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1910 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1910 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • 1968 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • 1969 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1969 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1975 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 1978 Joe Negroni, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 37
  • 1983 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • 1993 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1994 Billy Usselton, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • 1995 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • 1997 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • 1999 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2003 Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2012 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2015 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2017 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79