On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 8

Events in Music

  • 1953 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • 1956 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • 1986 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1994 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • 1996 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Music releaseMusic Single

2001 Kylie Minogue releases her single "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Head", the biggest of her career

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Birthdays in Music

  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer, baptized in Reims, France (d. 1703)
  • 1736 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1756 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1767 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, born in Lahm, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1779 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1853)
  • 1792 Joseph Netherclift, English composer (d. 1863)
  • 1824 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • 1827 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)
  • 1841 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavonic Dances; New World Symphony; Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104), born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1863 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1934)
  • 1870 Hermann Hans Wetzler, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1896 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

1897 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Skálar, Iceland (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • 1934 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • 1935 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • 1942 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)
  • 1945 Kelly Groucutt, English musician (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Coseley, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1947 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1950 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1950 Zachary Richard, American Cajun and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player, born in Scott, Louisiana
  • 1951 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • 1952 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1955 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1956 "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1958 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr-Touch A Four Leaf Clover; Always), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1960 David Steele, British musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1962 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1964 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • 1970 Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1975 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane), born in Gravesend, Kent, England
  • 1976 Brendan Kelly, American punk rock bassist and singer (The Lawrence Arms), born in Missouri

Person of interestPink

1979 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started; Try; Just Give Me A Reason), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • 1989 Wiz Khalifa [Cameron Thomaz] American rapper (See You Again), born in Minot, North Dakota

Person of interestAvicii

1989 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2018)

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

2010 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera

LoveWedding of Interest

2014 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale

Divorces in Music

  • 2009 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1613 Don Carlo Gesauldo, composer, dies
  • 1637 Robert Fludd, composer, dies at 63
  • 1706 Romanus Weichlein, Austrian composer, dies at 53
  • 1819 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1831 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1838 Pietro Rovelli, composer, dies at 45
  • 1871 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer, dies at 57
  • 1879 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58
  • 1899 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, Bohemian clarinetist, band leader, and composer, dies at 78
  • 1917 Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1944 Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63

Person of interestRichard Strauss

1949 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote), dies at 85

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • 1976 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1976 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 1984 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1985 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • 1991 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), dies of cancer at 80 [1]
  • 1991 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • 1994 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1999 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
  • 2010 Rich Cronin, American singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • 2014 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), dies at 96
  • 2014 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), dies at 104
  • 2016 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), dies at 78
  • 2017 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), dies from emphysema at 78
  • 2020 Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 82 [1]