On This Day

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
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 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)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album
  • 1979 Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion
  • 1982 "Your Arm's are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • 1988 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

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

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform

Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
John Legend

Birthdays in Music

  • 1583 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)
  • 1618 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, born in Martorell (d. 1680)
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, born in Munich (d. 1716)
  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1840 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)
  • 1850 Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1902)
  • 1865 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight (d. 1934)
  • 1872 Josef Stránský, Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23), born in Humpolec, Bohemia (d. 1936)
  • 1872 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator (Harvard, 1908-40), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Jesús Castillo, Guatemalan composer (Quiché Vinak), born in San Juan Ostuncalco (d. 1946)
  • 1892 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator, born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), born in London (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)
  • 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, Polish classical and experimental composer, born in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine) (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1936 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, born in Hargelsberg, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 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, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)

Person of interestOtis Redding

1941 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter (Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1942 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942 Luther Simmons, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • 1947 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • 1947 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1950 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • 1951 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • 1952 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1952 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1952 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1957 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1959 Éric Serra, French musician and composer, born in Saint-Mandé, France
  • 1974 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1974 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer-songwriter and musician, born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor (Crazy Love), born in Burnaby, Canada
  • 1976 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1977 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)
  • 1982 Ai Otsuka, Japanese pop singer and songwriter ("Sakuranbo"), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1990 Magnus Larsson, Danish rock bassist (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Denmark

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1995 Singer Chynna Phillips weds actor William Baldwin
  • 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, Polish 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 Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, dies at 55
  • 1979 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • 1984 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), dies at 77
  • 1987 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
  • 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 singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), dies at 84
  • 1998 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1998 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • 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 and singer (Outlaws), dies at 55
  • 2014 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2014 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, dies at 86
  • 2015 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), dies at 72
  • 2020 Ronald Bell, American rock saxophonist and composer (Kool & The Gang), dies at 68