On This Day in Music for September 9

Events in Music

  • 1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1950 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • 1950 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseAlbum Release

1971 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1979 Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion
  • 1982 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • 1988 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Singer
Fergie Duhamel
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Birthdays in Music

  • 1583 Girolamo Frescobaldi, composer
  • 1618 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, born in Martorell (d. 1680)
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Pez, composer
  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, composer
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer
  • 1840 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
  • 1850 Leopoldo Miguez, composer
  • 1865 Edwin Lehare, composer
  • 1872 Josef Stransky, composer
  • 1872 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Guatemala (d. 1946)
  • 1880 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1892 Bruno Sturmer, composer
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Louis Cheslock, composer
  • 1907 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Andrzej Dobrowolski, composer
  • 1922 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme'), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1929 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Paolo Castaldi, composer
  • 1936 Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
  • 1940 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1941 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer
  • 1941 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • 1942 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • 1944 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
  • 1945 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • 1946 Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1947 David Rosenboom, composer
  • 1950 John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1951 Corry Konings, Dutch singer
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • 1952 David Stewart, rock guitarist (Eurtyhmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
  • 1952 Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • 1957 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
  • 1959 Eric Serra, French composer
  • 1974 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
  • 1974 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer, composer and musician
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
  • 1976 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar)
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1977 Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003)
  • 1982 Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 2004 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
  • 2007 Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • 1803 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
  • 1832 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
  • 1878 Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18
  • 1951 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • 1954 Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • 1957 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), dies at 84
  • 1960 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75
  • 1960 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1964 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
  • 1966 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • 1974 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
  • 1979 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • 1984 Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1993 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1995 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky), dies at 84
  • 1996 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • 1998 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1998 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 2004 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • 2006 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, dies at 50
  • 2007 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2014 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49