On This Day in Music for September 6

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1927 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1954 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Music releaseMusic Recording

1968 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1969 "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • 1979 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 1981 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music concertMusic Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1989 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna

Birthdays in Music

  • 1620 Isabella Leonarda, Italian religious composer, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1704)
  • 1627 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden (d. 1706)
  • 1633 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, born in Aš, Czech Republic (d. 1676)
  • 1644 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, born in Algemesí, Spain (d. 1712)
  • 1648 Johann Schelle, German composer, born in Geising (d. 1701)
  • 1702 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, born in Wenigenehrich, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 1781 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, born in Mattsee, Austria (d. 1858)
  • 1819 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1855 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1877 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • 1882 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Emerson Whithorne, composer
  • 1890 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer
  • 1896 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer
  • 1904 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer
  • 1908 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Wayne Barlow, composer
  • 1923 William Kraft, composer/percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Keith Humble, composer
  • 1928 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Tsang-houe' Hsu, composer
  • 1932 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1938 Joan Tower, composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1939 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1940 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Harry Jack Max, rocker
  • 1942 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Roger Waters [George Roger Waters], English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1946 Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • 1948 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Jimmy Litherland, rocker (Mitarbeit)
  • 1952 [Steven] Buddy Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1954 Banner Thomas, rocker (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1954 Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons)
  • 1957 "Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • 1957 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
  • 1958 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
  • 1961 Pal Waaktaar, rock guitarist/vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest)
  • 1963 Mark Chesnutt, country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1969 Cece Peniston, Miss Black AZ/singer (Finally), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1970 Paul Miller, American composer and author
  • 1971 Kathy Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • 1971 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1972 Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • 1974 Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1976 N.O.R.E., American rapper
  • 1976 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
  • 1977 Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer
  • 1978 Cisco Adler, American singer
  • 1978 Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • 1979 Foxy Brown, American rapper
  • 1981 Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
  • 1985 Webbie, American rapper
  • 1987 Ramiele Malubay, American singer

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

1889 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 2008 Singer KT Tunstall (33) weds drummer Luke Bullen in a marquee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of Skye
  • 2013 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

Deaths in Music

  • 1811 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • 1819 Georg Druschetzky, composer, dies at 74
  • 1831 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49
  • 1937 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • 1952 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1952 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1956 Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84
  • 1962 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1965 Konstantin Mostras, composer, dies at 79
  • 1966 Luigi Perrachio, composer, dies at 83
  • 1968 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • 1973 William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
  • 1977 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • 1977 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • 1978 Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1979 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), dies at 69
  • 1981 Joseph Yasser, composer, dies at 88
  • 1984 Ernest Tubb, singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 70
  • 1985 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • 1985 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1985 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990 Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • 1994 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50
  • 2001 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2007 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti