Music Publisher s in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1746-05-13 Oliver Brownson, American composer, and music publisher, mostly of hymns, born in Bolton, Connecticut (d. 1815)
  • 1748-12-27 William Marshall, Scottish fiddle composer (The Marchioness of Huntly; The Nameless Lassie), music publisher (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), and clockmaker, born in Fochabers, Scotland (d. 1833)
  • 1759-02-27 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, German composer, critic, and music publisher, born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia (now Germany) (d. 1813)
  • 1768-09-12 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1775-11-15 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, born in Paris (d. 1847)
  • 1778-07-07 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, Italian-French composer and music publisher, born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1866)
  • 1794-04-09 Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (Trésor des pianistes), born in Marseilles, France (d. 1865)
  • 1839-08-17 Hubert Platt Main, American hymn composer, and music publisher, born in Ridgefield, Connecticut (d. 1925)
  • 1843-03-05 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher, born in London, England (d. 1920) [1]
  • 1843-03-06 Artur Napoleão dos Santos, Portuguese pianist, composer, and music publisher, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1925)
  • 1885-10-22 Lothar Windsperger, German composer and music publisher, born in Ampfing, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1886-12-21 George Norman Peterkin, English composer & music publisher, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1894-01-16 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1985)
  • 1896-01-01 Maurice Jacobson, British concert pianist, composer, and music publisher, born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1896-11-23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author and music publisher
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher ("Blueberry Hill"; "You Gotta Be a Football Hero"), born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1903-09-15 Roy Acuff, American country fiddler, singer ("Wabash Cannonball"; Grand Ole Opry), and music publisher (Acuff-Rose Music), born in Maynardville, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1906-12-18 Edwin H. "Buddy" Morris, American music publisher (Edwin H. Morris & Company), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-09-30 Harry Bluestone, British-American jazz and session violinist, bandleader, and music publisher, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1910-10-10 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1918-01-13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1919-05-31 Chet Gierlach, American music publisher and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1920-02-28 Edward Kassner, Austrian born music publisher (President Records), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • 1920-12-12 Dick James [Leon Vapnick], British dance band vocalist and Beatles' music publisher (Northern Songs), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1952-03-12 Larry Nickel, Canadian composer (Requiem for Peace), conductor, and music publisher, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Deaths in Music

  • 1548-08-06 Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies
  • 1812-02-09 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German music publisher and composer, dies at 57
  • 1831-05-24 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society dies at 62
  • 1831-09-08 John Aitken, Scottish-born American music publisher, dies at 85 or 86
  • 1832-03-10 Muzio Clementi, Italian-English pianist, composer, music publisher, and piano maker, dies at 80
  • 1847-01-22 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, dies at 71
  • 1865-01-31 Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (Trésor des pianistes), dies at 70
  • 1866-03-10 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, Italian-French composer and music publisher, dies at 87
  • 1920-09-25 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher,, dies at 77
  • 1954-06-10 Will Rossiter, British-American songwriter and music publisher, dies at 87
  • 1961-02-28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer and music publisher, dies at 64
  • 1966-06-12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • 1967-04-04 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), dies at 65
  • 1976-02-02 Maurice Jacobson, British concert pianist, composer, and music publisher, dies at 80
  • 1985-04-21 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, dies at 91
  • 1986-02-01 Dick James [Leon Vapnick], British dance band vocalist and Beatles' music publisher (Northern Songs), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 1992-11-23 Roy Acuff, American country fiddler, singer ("Wabash Cannonball"; Grand Ole Opry), and music publisher (Acuff-Rose Music), dies of congestive heart failure at 89
  • 1992-12-22 Harry Bluestone, British-American jazz and session violinist, bandleader, and music publisher, dies from Parkinson's disease at 85
  • 1994-06-23 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • 1994-10-31 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
  • 1995-03-27 Chet Gierlach, American music publisher and composer, dies at 75
  • 1995-10-31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • 1996-04-01 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • 1996-11-19 Edward Kassner, Austrian-born music publisher, dies at 76