Chronography of Art (Aural)

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18/6/2020, Dame Vera Lynn, entertainer of the UK forces during World War Two, died (born 20/3/1917).

21/4/2016, The artist Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, born 7/6/1958, died.

1/2/2016, Murray Louis, American dancer and choreographer died (born 1926).

10/1/2016, David Bowie, born in 1947 as David Jones in Brixton, London, died of cancer two days after his 69th birthday.

25/1/2015, Greek operatic singer Demis Roussos, born 14/6/1946, died. He sold 60 million albums, and was also known for his excess weight, 23 stone at its peak. Because of his weight be began to wear kaftans for his stage performances, reverting to trousers when he began a weight loss programme in 1980.

11/2/2012, Whitney Houston, pop star, died.

23/7/2011, Singer Amy Winehouse died, aged 27.

5/9/2007, Luciano Pavarotti, singer, died aged 71.

27/4/2007, Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist, died (born 27/3/1927).

25/12/2006, Soul singer James Brown died aged 73.

20/12/2006, Mick Mulligan, trumpeter and bandleader, died (born 24/1/1928)

14/12/2006, Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records, died (born 31/7/1923)

9/12/2006, Georgia Gibbs (Freda Lipschitz), singer, died (born 26/8/1919)

8/12/2006, Martha Tilton, singer, died (born 14/11/1915)

25/11/2006, Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, died (born 1979)

26/10/2006, Hank Shaw, trumpeter, died (born 23/6/1926)

14/10/2006, Freddy Fender (Baldemar Garza Huerta), country singer, died (born 4/6/1937)

23/8/2006, Maynard Ferguson, trumpeter, died (born 24/5/1928)

21/8/2006, Bismillah Khan, musician, was born.

20/6/2006, Charles Smith, lead guitarist in Kool and the Gang, died (born 6/9/1848)

5/6/2006, Billy Preston, musician, died (born 9/9/1946)

19/5/2006, Freddie Garrity, pop singer, died (born 14/11/1936)

14/5/2006, Eva Norvind, can-can dancer, died (born 7/5/1944)

13/5/2006, Johnnie Wilder, lead singer in pop group Heatwave, died

15/2/2006, Anna Marly, singer, died (born 30/10/1917)

8/2/2006, Akira Ifukube, composer, died (born 31/5/1914)

29/1/2006, Nam June Paik, Korean composer, died aged 73

11/1/2006, DJ Spoon (Markus Loffell), pioneer of trance music, died (born 27/11/1966)

6/1/2006, Lou Rawls, singer, died.

3/1/2006, Margaret Hubicki, composer, died (born 2/7/1915).

24/12/2005, Constance Keen, pianist, died (born 9/2/1921)

20/11/2005, James King, operatic tenor, died (born 22/5/1925)

17/9/2005, Alfred Reed, composer, died.

10/9/2005, Clarence �Gatemouth� Brown, musician, died (born 18/4/1924)

30/8/2005, Andor Kovach, Romanian composer, died aged 90

27/8/2005, Bert Farber, US musician, died aged 92

12/8/2005, Francy Boland, Belgian pianist, died (born 6/11/1929)

3/8/2006, Arthur Lee, rock musician, died (born 3/7/1945)

23/6/2005, Isidore Cohen, violinist, died (born 16/12/1922)

19/6/2005, Chris Griffin, trumpeter, died (born 13/10/1915).

14/6/2005, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor, died (born 9/5/1914)

13/6/2005, David Diamond, composer, died (born 9/7/1915)

13/4/2005, Tutti Camarata, musician, died (born 11/5/1913).

27/3/2005, Gwydion Brooke, bassoonist, died (born 16/2/1912).

8/3/2005, Kathie Kay, singer, died (born 1919)/

28/2/2005, Chris Curtis, drummer and vocalist with pop group The Searchers, died 9born 8/1941).

15/2/2005, Marcello Viotti, conductor, died (born 29/6/1954).

13/2/2005, Sixten Ehrling, conductor, died (born 3/4/1918)

31/1/2005, The trial of musician Michael Jackson on child molestation charges began. Suspicions were aroused by a documentary from February 2003 by Martin Bashir about the experiences of children at Jackson�s Neverland ranch. Jackson was found not guilty; conviction would have brought a sentence of over 18 years.

29/1/2005, Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, died aged 74.

28/1/2005, Jim Capaldi, singer and drummer, died (born 2/8/1944)

25/1/2005, June Bronhill, soprano singer, died (born 26/6/1929).

10/1/2005, Margherita Carioso, soprano singer, died (born 8/6/1908).

30/12/2004, Artie Shaw, musician, died.

21/7/2004, Sacha Distel, singer, died.

22/1/2004, Billy May, composer and ,musician, died.

21/10/2003, Elliot Smith, musician, died.

26/9/2003, Robert Palmer, singer, died.

19/9/2003, Slim Dusty, singer, died.

12/9/2003, Johnny Cash, US musician, died (born 1932).

7/9/2003, Warren Zevon, musician, died.

11/7/2003, Barry White, singer, died.

15/5/2003, June Carter Cash, US singer, died.

 

20/10/2002, Jam Master Ray, rapper, died.

25/4/2002, Lisa �Left-eyes� Lopes, rap artist, died.

7/9/1996, In Las Vegas, Nevada, US rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times, allegedly by a gang of rival rappers. He died 6 days later, aged 25, and his murderers were never found.

 

3/11/2002, Loonie Donegan, skiffle musician, died.

24/2/2002, Leo Ornstein, composer and pianist, died.

25/8/2001, Aaliyah, singer, died.

30/6/2001, Chet Atkins, guitarist, died.

20/5/2001, Renato Carosone, musician, died.

12/5/2001, Perry Como, singer, died.

 

CATS musical

10/9/2000, The final performance on Broadway of Andrew Lloyd Webber�s musical CATS. It premiered on 7/10/1982 and ran for 18 years and 7.485 performances.

26/5/1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber�s musical CATS opened in Moscow with a British and American cast.

7/10/1982, Andrew Lloyd Webber�s musical CATS premiered on Broadway. It ran for 18 years and 7.485 performances, until 10/9/2000.

 

6/7/1999, Joaquin Rodrigo, composer, died.

5/6/1999, Mel Torme, singer and musician, died.

2/3/1999, Dusty Springfield, singer, died.

2/10/1998, Gene Autry, singer, died.

26/9/1998, Betty Carter, singer, died.

15/5/1998, Frank Sinatra died.

5/5/1998, Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), died aged 74.

6/4/1998, Wendy O Williams, singer, died.

24/2/1998, Elton John, pop star, was knighted.

6/2/1998, Carl Wilson, musician (The Beach Boys), died.

26/1/1998, Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher, died.

1/12/1997, Stephane Grappelli, violinist, died.

22/11/1997, Michael Hutchence, singer (INXS), died.

21/10/1997, Elton John�sCandle in the Wind�, a tribute to Diana Princess of Wales, sold 31.8 million copies, the best seller ever.

12/10/1997, John Denver, singer, died.

1/8/1997, Sbviatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, died.

11/3/1997, Sir Paul McCartney, musician, was knighted.

3/3/1997, Camila Cabello, singer, was born

17/5/1996, Kevin Gilbert, singer and composer, was born.

8/12/1995, Rock band The Grateful Dead disbanded, 4 months after the death of their lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, 30 years after they formed.

21/11/1995, Jim Eanes, musician, died (born 6/12/1923).

2/9/1995, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland, Ohio.

18/7/1995, The oldest known musical instrument, a bear bone with 4 holes made along it, dated to 45,000 years ago, was discovered in the Indrijca River Valley, Slovenia.

4/5/1995, Louis Krasner, violinist, died.

18/11/1994, Cab Calloway, band leader, died.

5/4/1994, US rock star Kurt Cobain, frontman of Nirvana, shot himself aged 27.

18/1/1994, Arthur Altman, songwriter, died aged 83.

4/12/1993, Frank Zappa, US rock musician, died.

21/9/1993, US Grunge band Nirvana released their third and final album In Utero. It topped the charts around the world and sold over 6 million copies

20/6/1993, Benjamin Mascolo, singer, was born

8/4/1993, Marian Anderson, US musician, died.

23/2/1993, Jae Curtis, guitarist, was born.

5/9/1992, Pop star Prince became the highest paid performer to date when he signed a US$ 100 million contract with Warner Bros.

12/8/1992, US composer John Cage died, aged 79.

 

Blues, Jazz, Ragtime music

5/7/2007, George Melly, jazz musician, died (born 17/8/1926).

22/5/2006, Jack Fallon, pioneer of modern jazz, died (born 13/10/1915)

20/10/2005, Shirley Horn, jazz pianist, died (born 1/5/1934)

11/9/2005, Al Casey, acoustic jazz guitarist, died (born 15/9/1915).

14/4/2005, Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter, died (born 13/8/1925)

10/6/2004, Ray Charles, pianist, singer and saxophonist, who pioneered a fusion of gospel, jazz, blues and country music, died.

21/4/2003, Nina Simone, jazz and blues singer and songwriter, died aged70

12/9/2000, Stanley Turrentine, USjazz saxophonist, died aged 66

4/7/1992, Joe Newman, US jazz trumpeter, died (born 1922).

6/1/1992, Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter, died.

28/9/1991, Miles Davis, US jazz musician, died.

16/10/1990, Art Blakey, jazz drummer, died.

26/2/1989, Roy Eldridge, US jazz musician, died in New York (born 30/1/1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

13/5/1988, Chet Baker, US jazz trumpeter, died.

11/1/1988, Joe Albany, US jazz pianist, died (born 24/1/1924)

2/4/1987, Buddy Rich, US jazz musician, died aged 69 (born 1917).

31/7/1986, Theodore (Teddy) Shaw Wilson, US jazz pianist, died in New Britain, Connecticut (born 24/11/1912 in Austin, Texas)

1/12/1986, Lee Dorsey, US rhythm and blues singer, died in New Orleans (born 24/12/1924 in Portland, Oregon)

13/6/1986, Benny Goodman, US jazz musician, died.

12/11/1985, Wiliam Wells, US jazz trombonist, died in New York (born 10/6/1907 in Centreville, Tennessee)

15/9/1985, Charles Melvin (Cootie) Williams, US jazz trumpeter, died in New York (born 24/7/1908 in Mobile, Alabama)

3/9/1985, Jo Jones, US jazz drummer, died in New York (born 7/10/1911 in Chicago)

30/8/1985, Philly Joe Jones, US jazz drummer, died in Philadelphia (born 15/7/1923 in Philadelphia)

23/2/1985, John Haley, Zoot Sims, US jazz saxophonist, died in New York (born 29/10/1925)

16/11/1984, Vic Dickenson, US jazz trombonist, died in New York (born 6/8/1906 in Xenia, Ohio)

17/10/1984, Alberta Hunter, US blues singer, died in New York (born 1/4/1/1895 in Memphis)

10/9/1984, James Osborne Young, US jazz composer, died in San Jose, California (born 12/1/1912 in Savannah, Georgia)

26/4/1984, William �Count� Basie, US jazz composer, died in Hollywood, Florida (born 21/8/1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey).

19/2/1984, Claude Hopkins, US jazz pianist, died in Riverdale, New York (born 24/8/1903 in Alexandria, Virginia)

30/1/1982, Lightnin� Sam Hopkins, US country blues singer, died in Houston, Texas (born 15/3/1912 in Centreville, Texas)

9/9/1981, Helen Humes, US jazz and blues singer, died in Santa Monica, California (born 23/6/1913 in Louisville, Kentucky)

28/5/1981, Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist, died in Durham, North Carolina (born 8/5/1910 in Atlanta, Georgia)

29/4/1981, Cat Anderson, US jazz trumpeter, died (born 12/9/1916)

27/6/1980, Barney Bigard, US jazz composer, died in Culver City, California (born 3/3/1906 in New Orleans).

20/7/1978, Teddy Bunn, US jazz and blues guitarist, died (born 1909 in Freeport, New York).

2/1/1977, Erroll Garner, US jazz pianist, died in Los Angeles (born 15/6/1923 in Pittsburgh)

7/6/1976, Bobby Hackett, US jazz trumpeter, died in West Chatham, Massachusetts (born 31/1/1915 in Providence, Rhode Island)

11/1/1976, Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues singer, died in Hines, Illinois (born 10/6/1910)

16/3/1975, Aaron Thibeaux, US blues singer, died in Los Angeles (born 28/5/1910 in Linden, Texas)

8/10/1974, Harry Carney, US jazz saxophonist, died in New York (born 1/4/1910 in Boston, USA)

24/5/1974, Duke Ellington, jazz musician, died of lung cancer aged 75.

4/8/1973, Eddie Condon, US jazz musician, died in New York (born 16/11/1905 in Goodland, Indiana)

27/8/1971, Lil Armstrong, US jazz pianist, died in Chicago (born 3/2/1898 in Memphis, Tennessee).

6/7/1971, Louis Armstrong, US jazz musician, died aged 69.

11/5/1970, John Cornelius Hodges, US jazz saxophonist, died in New York (born 25/7/1907 in Cambridge, Massachusetts)

19/5/1969, Coleman Hawkins, US jazz saxophonist, died in New York (born 21/11/1901)

29/4/1969, Jazz supremo Duke Ellington was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the USA.

15/2/1969, Charles Ellsworth Russell, US jazz clarinettist, died in Alexandria, Virginia (born 27/3/1906)

15/6/1968, Wes Montgomery, US jazz guitarist, died in Indianapolis (born 6/3/1925 in Indianapolis)

17/5/1967, Henry Allen, US jazz trumpeter, died in New York (born Algiers, Louisiana, 7/1/1908)

12/2/1967, Francis Joseph Spanier, US jazz cornetist, died in Sausalito, California (born 9/11/1906 in Chicago)

4/9/1966, Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, was born in Alsace, France.

28/6/1965, Red Nichols (Ernest Loring), US jazz cornettist, died in Las Vegas (born 8/5/1905 in Ogden, Utah)

29/6/1964, Eric Dolphy, US jazz saxophonist, died in Berlin (born 20/6/1928 in Los Angeles)

7/6/1964, Meade Lewis, US jazz composer, died in Minneapolis (born 4/9/1905 in Chicago)

1962, Bossa Nova jazz was becoming popular in the USA

22/2/1961, Nick la Rocca, US jazz musician, died in New Orleans (born 11/4/1889 in New Orleans)

30/10/1959, Saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete King opened Ronnie Scott�s Jazz Club in Gerrard Street, Soho, London.

15/8/1958, William Lee Conley, US blues singer, died in Chicago (born in Scott Missouri, 26/6/1893)

25/3/1958, Tom Brown, US dixieland jazz trombonist, died aged 69.

15/5/1956, Adrian Rollini, US jazz saxophonist, died in Homestead, Florida (born 28/6/1904 in New York)

4/3/1956, Kermit Driscoll, US jazz bassist, was born.

1955, Jazz music was becoming more Black-oriented.

8/10/1955, Lonnie Pitchford, US blues musician, was born in Lexington, Mississipi (died 1998)

12/3/1955, Jazz saxophonist Charles Parker died.

14/12/1952, John Lurie, US jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

7/5/1950, Bertha Hill, US jazz singer, died in New York (born 15/3/1905 in Charleston, South Carolina)

1949, Rhythm n� Blues music came into fashion.

18/8/1949, Paul Mares, US jazz trumpeter, died in Chicago (born 15/6/1900 in New Orleans)

15/12/1943, US jazz musician Fats Waller died.

22/3/1943, George Benson, jazz musician, was born.

29/9/1942, Jean-Luc Ponty, violinist and jazz composer, was born in Avranches, France.

1941, Bebop, jazz and dance movement, began.

10/7/1941, �Jelly Roll� Morton, jazz band leader and pianist, died.

21/2/1937, Graham Collier, British jazz composer, was born in Tynemouth.

13/7/1936, Albert Ayler, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Cleveland (died in New York 25/11/1970)

1/5/1934, Shirley Horn, jazz pianist, was born (died 20/10/2005)

29/11/1933, John Mayall, blues musician, was born

26/3/1933, Eddie Lang, US jazz guitarist, died in New York (born 25/10/1902 in Philadelphia)

5/3/1932, Bill Takas, US jazz musician, was born.

28/2/1932, Don Francks, Canadian jazz musician; was born in Vancouver (died 2016)

7/8/1931, Jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke died.

17/4/1930, Chris Barber, jazz trombonist, was born.

29/1/1930, Derek Bailey, British jazz guitarist, was born in Sheffield (died 2005)

7/9/1929, Sonny Rollins, US jazz saxophonist, was born in New York

23/9/1926, John Coltrane, jazz musician, was born.

15/9/1926, �Jelly Roll� Morton and his band, the Red Hot Peppers, released their first record. Their blend of ragtime with brass band style was a key stage in the development of jazz.

17/8/1926, George Melly, jazz musician, was born (died 5/7/2007).

25/5/1926, Jazz musician Miles Davis was born.

5/4/1926, Stan Levey, jazz drummer, was born (died 19/4/2005)

4/3/1926, Don Rendell, jazz musician, was born.

1/9/1925, Art Pepper, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Gardena, California (died 15/6/1982 in Los Angeles)

15/8/1925, Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist, was born.

13/8/1925, Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter, was born (died 14/4/2005)

25/11/1924, Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist, was born in San Francisco.

1923, A slow version of The Blues became popular in the UK, but was supplanted by the faster Foxtrot.

8/8/1923, Jimmy Witherspoon, US blues singer, was born in Gurdon, Arkansas.

13/8/1922, Tom Turpin, US ragtime pianist, died in St Louis (born 1873 in Savannah, Georgia)

6/8/1921, Buddy Collette, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Los Angeles.

24/7/1921, Billy Taylor, US jazz pianist, was born in Greenville, North Carolina

20/4/1921, Tony Jackson, US jazz composer, died in Chicago (born 5/6/1876 in New Orleans)

10/10/1920, Thelonious Monk, US jazz musician, was born (died 1982)

29/8/1920, Charlie Parker, jazz musician, was born.

26/5/1920, Peggy Lee, jazz singer, was born.

13/8/1919, George Shearing, jazz pianist, was born.

25/4/1918, Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer, was born (died 1996).

20/3/1918, Marian McPartland, US jazz musician, was born in Slough, England (died 2013)

21/10/1917, Dizzie Gillespie, US jazz musician, was born (died 1993).

11/10/1917, Thelonius Sphere Monk, US jazz pianist, was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (died 17/2/1982 in Englewood, New Jersey)

10/10/1917, Thelonius Monk, jazz pianist, was born.

7/3/1917. The Dixie Band One-Step was the world�s first jazz record to be released. Ironically it was by the all-white Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

14/1/1917, Billy Butterfield, US jazz trumpeter, was born in Middleton, Ohio (died 18/3/1988 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

1915, The Foxtrot dance arrived in the UK.

16/12/1915, Turk Murphy, US jazz composer, was born in Palermo, California (died 30/5/1987)

10/10/1915, Harry Edison, US jazz trumpeter, was born in Columbus, Ohio.

3/9/1915, Slim Memphis (Peter Chapman), US blues singer, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

7/4/1915, Billie Holiday, US jazz singer, was born.

27/3/1915, Robert Lockwood Jr, blues guitarist, was born (died 21/11/2006).

16/5/1913, Woody Herman, US jazz musician, was born (died 1987).

1912, The Blues, a style of Jazz characterised by a slow melancholic tempo and flattened 3rd and 7ths, was developed from Black southern USA secular songs, around 1905, and now entered popular music culture. After World War One jazz spread outwards from the Deep South and New Orleans to reach New York, Chicago and other large US cities by the 1920s. There was a �Jazz Age�, usually reckoned as being from 1919 to 1929 (from the Armistice to the Stock Market Crash).

24/11/1912, Theodore (Teddy) Shaw Wilson, US jazz pianist, was born in Austin, Texas (died 31/7/1986 in New Britain, Connecticut)

12/1/1912, James Osborne (Trummy) Young, US jazz trombonist, was born in Savannah, Georgia (died 10/9/1984 in San Jose, California)

19/12/1911, Lu Watters, US jazz trumpeter, was born in Santa Cruz, California (died 5/11/1989 in Santa Rosa, California)

7/10/1911, Jonathan Jones, US jazz drummer, was born in Chicago (died 3/9/1985 in New York)

13/10/1910, Art Tatum, US jazz pianist, was born.

28/5/1910, Aaron Thibeaux (T-Bone) Walker, US blues singer, was born in Linden., Texas (died 16/3/1975 in Los Angeles)

1/4/1910, Harry Carney, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Boston (died in New York 8/10/1974)

17/1/1910, Sidney Catlett, US jazz drummer, was born in Evansville, Indiana (died 24/3/1951 in Chicago)

1909, The term jazz, for a form of ragtime dance, came into use. The term jazz music was first used in 1913. It was much played by Black musicians in the southern USA. Ragtime itself, short for �ragged time�, was a syncopated rhythm popular between 1890 and 1920; jazz replaced ragtime.

27/8/1909, Lester Willis Young, US jazz saxophonist, was born (died 15/3/1959 in New York)

30/5/1909, Benny Goodman, US jazz band leader, was born.

12/4/1909, Lionel Hampton, US jazz musician, was born in Louisville, Kentucky

27/3/1909, Benjamin Francis Webster, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Kansas City (died 20/9/1973 in Amsterdam)

8/8/1907, Benny Carter, US jazz saxophonist, was born in New York

11/5/1906, Jack Higginbotham, US jazz trombonist, was born in Social Circle, near Atlanta (died 26/5/1973 in New York)

27/3/1906, Pee Wee (Charles Elsworth) Russell, US jazz clarinettist, was born (died15/2/1969 in Alexandria, Virginia)

23/1/1906, Charles W Hunter, US ragtime composer, died in St Louis, Missouri (born 16/5/1876 in Columbia, Tennessee)

21/8/1904, William �Count� Basie, US jazz composer, was born in Red Bank, New Jersey (died 26/4/1984 in Hollywood, Florida)

1/8/1904. Birth of American jazzman Count Basie.

26/8/1902, Jimmy Rushing, US jazz and blues singer, was born in Oklahoma City (died 8/6/1972 in new York)

3/1/1902, Preston Jackson, US jazz trombonist, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana (died 1983).

21/11/1901, Coleman Hawkins, US jazz saxophonist, was born.

13/2/1900, Wingy Manone, US jazz trumpeter, was born in New Orleans (died 9/7/1982 in Las Vegas)

25/1/1899, John Adam Estes, US blues singer, was born in Ripley, Tennessee (died 5/6/1977 in Brownsville, Tennessee)

14/5/1898, Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, was born in Bunkei, Louisiana (died 14/7/1975 in New York)

11/3/1898, Miff Mole, US jazz trombonist, was born in Long Island, New York (died 29/4/1961 in New York)

3/2/1898, Lil Armstrong, US jazz pianist, was born in Memphis (died 27/8/1971 in Chicago).

25/11/1897, William Smith, US jazz pianist, was born in Goshen, New York (died 18/4/1973 in New York)

14/5/1897, Sidney Bechet, US jazz musician, was born in New Orleans (died in Paris 14/5/1959).

25/3/1896, Ida Cox, US blues composer, was born in Toccoa, Georgia (died in Knoxville, Tennessee)

12/3/1896, Jesse Fuller, US blues singer, was born in Jonesboro, Georgia (died 29/1/1976 in Oakland, California)

1/4/1895, Alberta Hunter, US blues singer, was born in Memphis (died 17/10/1984 in New York)

12/4/1892, Johnny Dodds, US jazz clarinettist, was born.

1890-1920, Jazz developed, mainly then as a White musical form

27/2/1890, Freddie Keppard, US jazz cornetist., was born in New Orleans (died 15/7/1933 in Chicago)

17/12/1889, Bunk Johnson, US jazz trumpeter, was born in New Orleans (died 7/7/1949 in New Iberia, Louisiana)

11/4/1889, Nick la Rocca, US jazz musician, was born in New Orleans (died 22/2/1961 in New Orleans)

26/4/1886, Ma Rainey, US blues singer and composer, was born in Columbus, Georgia (died 22/12/1939 in Columbus)

1/1/1884, Oscar Phillip Celestin, US jazz trumpeter, was born in Napoleonville, Louisiana (died 15/12/1954 in New Orleans)

7/2/1883, Eubie Blake, jazz musician, was born in Baltimore (died 12/2/1983 in Brooklyn, New York).

12/2/1885, James Sylvester Scott, US ragtime composer, was born (died 30/8/1938 in Kansas City)

5/6/1876, Tony Jackson, US jazz composer, was born in New Orleans (died 20/4/1921 in Chicago)

16/5/1876, Charles W Hunter, US ragtime composer, was born in Columbia, Tennessee (died 23/1/1906 in St Louis)

16/11/1873, William Christopher Handy, band leader, �Father of the Blues�, was born.

 

28/4/1992, French composer Olivier Messiaen died aged 83. Also this day English painter Francis Bacon died in Madrid, aged 82.

17/4/1992, Hank Penny, country music singer, died aged 73 of heart failure

26/3/1982, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder released the single �Ebony & Ivory� in the UK

24/3/1992, Jeremy Rosado, US singer, was born.

15/2/1992, US composer William Schuman died, aged 81.

30/5/1991, First performance, in London, of Harrison Birtwistle�s opera Gawain, based on the mediaeval legend.

24/3/1991, Madonna was awarded an Oscar in Los Angeles.

14/10/1990, Leonard Bernstein, US composer, died aged 72.

25/6/1990, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer, died aged77

6/6/1990, Joe Loss, British bandleader, died in London (born 22/6/1909 in London)

24/2/1990, Johnnie Ray, singer, died.

8/2/1990, US pop singer Del Shannon shot himself.

28/10/1989, Henry Hall, British composer, died in Eastbourne (born 2/5/1898 in Peckham, London)

22/10/1989, Ewan MacColl, folk songwriter, died in London (born 25/1/1915 in Auchterarder, Perthshire)

29/9/1989, Georges Ulmer, French composer died (born 1919)

20/9/1989, Musical �Miss Saigon� premiered in London.

9/2/1989, Gia Farrell US pop singer-songwriter, was born in Suffern, New York.

6/1/1989, James Durbin, US pop singer, was born.

6/12/1988, US rock star Roy Orbison died of a heart attack, aged 52.

19/10/1988, Son House, musician, died.

7/10/1988, Billy Daniels, US singer, died in Los Angeles (born 12/9/1915 in Jacksonville, Florida)

23/9/1988, Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, died aged 79.

12/7/1988, Joshua Lockwood Logan, US composer, died in New York (born 5/10/1908 in Texarkana, Texas)

28/5/1988, Melvin James Oliver, US composer, died in New York (born 17/12/1910 in Battle Creek, Michigan)

17/3/1988, Grimes, Canadian musician, was born.

24/2/1988, Peter Chatman, Slim Memphis, died in Paris (born 3/9/1915 in Memphis, Tennessee)

14/2/1988, Frederick Loewe, composer, died in Palm Springs, Florida (born 10/6/1901 in Vienna)

5/2/1988, 3.8 million plastic noses were sold for the first ever Comic Relief Red Nose Day. �15 million was raised.

1987, Garage music, a New York variety of House Music, with heavy Soul influence, became popular. It had a strong vocal and lyrics element. It was named after Paradise Garage, a Manhattan dance club.

28/10/1987, Woody Herman, US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 16/5/1913 in Milwaukee)

28/9/1987, Hilary Duff, pop star, was born.

10/7/1987, John Hammond, US record producer, died in New York (born 15/12/1910 in New York)

30/6/1987, Boudleaux Bryant, US songwriter, died in Gatlinbiurg, Tennessee (born 13/2/1920 in Shellman, Georgia)

30/5/1987, Turk Murphy, US jazz trombonist, died (born 16/12/1915 in Palermo, California)

2/5/1987, Larry Clinton, US composer, died in Tucson, Arizona (born 17/8/1909 in Brooklyn, New York)

28/3/1987, Maria von Trapp, singer, died.

14/2/1987, Bola Sete, guitarist, died aged 63.

4/2/1987. Death of US pianist Liberace, unofficially of AIDS. The official cause of death was a brain tumour.

1986, House music became popular. It featured drum machines and a heavy bass, alongside sparse reoetitive vocals and a fast beat.

6/12/1986, Dan Donovan, British singer, died.

13/11/1986, Rudolph Schock, German singer, died in Berlin (born 9/4/1915 in Duisburg)

9/10/1986, The musical play Phantom of the Opera opened at her Majesty�s Theatre, London

27/9/1986, Cliff Burton, musician (Metallica), died.

10/9/1986, Pepper Adams, US composer, died (born 8/10/1930)

20/8/1986, Thad Jones, musician, died in Copenhagen (born 28/3/1923 in Pontiac, Michigan)

26/7/1986, Vincente Minnelli, US musicals director, died in Los Angeles (born 28/2/1909 in Chicago)

3/7/1986, Rudy Vallee, singer, died.

17/6/1986, Kathryn Elizabeth, US singer, died in Raleigh, North Carolina (born 1/5/1907 in Greenville, Virginia)

14/6/1986, Alan Jay Lerner, singerin Camelot and My Fair Lady, died.

11/3/1986, Saunders Terrell, US country blues singer, died in New York (born 24/10/1911 in Greenboro, North Carolina)

20/2/1986, Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, died aged 88.

31/12/1985, Ricky Nelson, musician, died.

5/9/1985, Reginald Dixon, British organist, died in Blackpool (born 1905 in Sheffield).

1/8/1985, Sam Wooding, US bandleader, died in new York (born 17/6/1895 in Philadelphia)

12/2/1985, Leslie Sarony, British singer, died in London (born 22/1/1897 in Surbiton, Surrey)

7/2/1985, Matt Monro, British singer, died in Ealing, London (born 1/12/1930 in London)

9/1/1985, Anton Karas, Austrian composer, died in Vienna (born 7/7/1906 in Vienna)

9/11/1984, Delta Goodrem, singer and songwriter, was born.

3/10/1984, Ashlee Simpson, singer, was born.

27/9/1984, Avril Lavigne, singer, was born.

6/9/1984, Ernest Dale Tubb, US country singer, died in Nashville, Tennessee (born 9/2/1914 near Crisp, Texas)

11/8/1984, Percy Mayfield, US singer, died in Los Angeles (born 12/8/1920)

6/8/1984, Pop star Prince released Purple Rain. The album spend 24 consecutive weeks at number one in the Billboard Charts, and sold over 13 million copies in the USA alone.

28/6/1984, Mischa Spoliansky, composer, died in London (born 1898 in Bialystock)

15/6/1984, Meredith Wilson, composer, died.

24/4/1984, Gordon Jenkins, US composer, died in Malibu, California (born 12/5/1910)

20/4/1984, Mabel Mercer, singer, died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (born 3/2/1900 in Burton on Trent, UK)

1/4/1984, Marvin Gaye, US soul singer, died.

28/3/1984, Carmen Dragon, US composer, died in Santa Monica, California (born 28/7/1914 in Antioch, California)

24/3/1984, First performance of Philip Glass�s opera, Akhnaten.

21/1/1984, Jackie Wilson, US rock singer, died in Mount Holly, New Jersey (born 9/6/.1934 in Detroit)

1983, Gothic Music, called simply Goth from 1986, became popular. Its adherents adopted stark white and black face make up, black clothing and heavy metallic jewellery, with mystical or apocalyptic lyrics. A style of rock music derived from punk.

28/12/1983, Dennis Wilson, musician, died.

25/11/1983, Anton Dolin, English ballet dancer, died aged 79.

20/10/1983, Merle Travis, US country singer, died in Tahlequah, Oklahoma (born29/11/1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky

1/10/1983, Freddy Martin, US saxophonist, died in Newport Beach, California (born 9/12/1906 in Cleveland)

17/8/1983, Ira Gershwin, singer, died.

30/7/1983, Howard Dietz, US songwriter, died in New York (born in New York 8/9/1896)

5/7/1983, Harry James, US bandleader, died in Las Vegas (born 15/3/1916 in Albany, Georgia)

7/6/1983, Daniele Amphitheatrof, Russian composer, died (born 29/10/1901)

30/4/1983, George Balanchine, Russian dance director, died aged 79.

23/2/1983, Sir Adrian Boult, English conductor, died in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, aged 93.

12/2/1983, Winifred Atwell, Trinidadian pianist, died (born 27/4/1914)

28/1/1983, Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherly), British rock singer, died in London (born 17/4/1941 in Liverpool)

1982, Thrash (Thrash Metal from 1985) became popular. It was a style of loud, fast, harsh-sounding rock music combining Heavy Metal with Punk.

1982, Break Dancing, a style popular witrh Black people in the USA, began. It comprised a loud heavy beat to which energetic actrobatic dancing was performed. Body Popping was an alternative similar style originating in Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

20/12/1982, Artur Rubenstein, Polish-American pianist, died aged 95.

7/11/1982, Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer, died aged 71

6/11/1982, Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, was born in Tokyo, Japan.

29/9/1982, Albert Lancaster Lloyd, ethnomusicologist, died in Greenwich, London (born 29/2/1908 in London)

23/9/1982, Jimmy Wakeley, US composer, died (born 16/2/1914 in Mineola, Arkansas

28/7/1982, LeAnn Rimes, singer, was born.

15/6/1982, Arthur Edward (Art) Pepper, US jazz saxophonist, died in Los Angeles (born 1/9/1925 in Gardena, California)

1981, The British pop group Bananarama was formed.

2/12/1981, Britney Spears, pop singer, was born.

28/10/1981, The band Metallica was formed in San Francisco. They became the most successful metal band ever, selling over 100 million albums.

27/10/1981, Nico Dostal, Austrian composer, died in Vienna (born 27/11/1895 in Korneuberg)

4/9/1981, Beyonce Knowles, singer, was born.

19/8/1981, Jessie Matthews, British singer, died in London (born 11/3/1907 in London)

17/8/1981, Robert Russell Bennett, US composer, died in New York (born 15/8/1894 in Kansas City)

25/8/1981, In the USA, John Chapman was jailed fror life (minimum 25 years) for the murder of John Lennon.

16/7/1981, Harry Chapin, US songwriter, died in New York (born 7/12/1942 in New York)

25/5/1981, Roy James Brown, US composer, died in Pacoima, California (born 10/9/1925 in New Orleans)

11/5/1981, Bob Marley, reggae musician, died of cancer aged 36.

27/4/1981, Paul McCartney's solo rock band Wings broke up

21/4/1981, Eddie Sauter, US composer, died in New York (born 2/12/1914 in Brooklyn, New York)

5/3/1981, Thursday (+13,085) EY Harburg, US songwriter, died in Los Angeles (born 8/4/1898 in New York)

27/2/1981, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder recorded the single �Ebony & Ivory�

19/2/1981, Frank Merrik, composer, died aged 94.

23/1/1981, Samuel Barber, US composer, died aged 70.

4/1/1981, The Broadway show Frankenstein opened and closed on this night, losing US$ 2 million.

23/12/1980, Alec Wilder, US composer, died in Gainesville, Florida (born 16/2/1907 in Rochester, New York)

8/12/1980. John Lennon, born 9/10/1940 in Liverpool during an air raid, was shot dead in New York by Mark David Chapman. See 26/5/1969.

15/9/1980, Paul McCartney releases his single �Temporary Secretary�

16/8/1980, Robert Hardy, musician, was born.

21/6/1980, Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, died of a stroke aged 56

1/5/1980, John Jacob Niles, US folk musician, died in Lexington, Kentucky (born 28/4/1892 in Louisville, Kentucky)

22/3/1980, Shannon Bex, US singer, was born.

28/1/1980, Nick Carter, singer, was born.

16/1/1980, David Whitfield, British singer, died in Sydney (born 2/2/1925 in Hull)

1979, Rap Music, Black music characterised by rapid rhythmic improvised speech over an instrumental backing, first appeared.

30/12/1979, Richard Rodgers, US composer, died aged 77

11/10/1979, Dimitri Tiomkin, composer, died in London (born 10/5/1894 in St Petersburg, Russia)

25/8/1979, Stan Kenton, US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 15/2/1912 in Wichita, Kansas)

9/9/1979, Norrie Paramor, British composer, died in London (born 1914)

8/9/1979, Pink, singer, was born

6/9/1979, Ronald Binge, British composer, died in Ringwood (born 15/7/1910 in Derby)

15/8/1979, Peter Shukoff, US comedian and musician, was born.

11/5/1979, Lester Flatt, US singer, died in Nashville (born in Overton County, Tennessee, 28/6/1914).

6/4/1979, Milton Ager, US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 6/10/1893 in Chicago).

14/1/1979, John Reuben, American singer, was born in Columbus, Ohio.

9/1/1979, Avery Claflin, composer, died aged 80.

1978, Pop group Duran Duran formed.

18/11/1978, Lennie Tristano, US jazz pianist, died in New York (born 19/3/1919 in 19/3/1919)

28/10/1978, George Scott-Wood, British composer, died in London (born 27/5/1903 in Glasgow)

24/8/1978, Louis Prima, US trumpeter, died in New Orleans (born 7/12/1911 in New Orleans)

2/12/1978, Nelly Furtado, pop singer, was born.

9/10/1978, Jacques Brel, musician, died.

7/9/1978, Keith Moon, drummer, died.

14/8/1978, Victor Silvester, British author, died in Le Lavandou, France (born 25/2/1900 in Wembley, Middlesex)

21/6/1978, The musical Evita, score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.premiered at London�s Prince Edward Theatre.

12/3/1978, Tolchard Evans, British composer, died in London (born 1901 in London)

6/2/1978, Turner Layton, US composer, died in London (born 1894 in Washington DC)

1977, The Police, British rock group, was formed.

1977, Irish rock band U2 formed in Dublin

1977, The US rock group Dire Straits was formed.

1977, The electronic pop group Human League formed.

25/12/1977, Charlie Chaplin died in Switzerland, aged 88.

14/11/1977, Richard Addinsell, British composer, died in London (born 13/1/1904 in Oxford)

5/11/1977, Guy Lombardo, band leader, died.

17/9/1977, Operatic singer Maria Callas died.

13/9/1977, Leopold Stokowski, organist and conductor, died in Nether Wallop, Hampshire.

6/9/1977, Guido Pannain, composer, died aged 85.

20/8/1977. Julius, or Groucho Marx, US comedian of the famous Marx Brothers, died in Los Angeles.

18/8/1977, Regine Chassagne, Canadian musician, was born in Montreal, Quebec

23/1/1977, Dick Burnett, US musician, died aged 93

1976, Mike Oldfield released Portsmouth

20/12/1976, Ned Washington, US singer, died in Beverly Hills, California (born 15/8/1901 in Scranton, Pennsylvania)

4/12/1976. Death of composer Benjamin Britten, aged 63.

9/4/1976, Phil Ochs, US singer, died in Far Rockaway, New York (born 19/12/1940 in El Paso, Texas)

9/2/1976, Percy Faith, musician and composer, died.

28/1/1976, Ray Willis Nance, US jazz trumpeter, died in New York (born 10/12/1913)

19/1/1976, Jean Lenoir, French composer, died (born 1891)

1975, Mike Oldfield released Omnadawn.

1975, British rock group Sex Pistols was formed.

1975, The Salsa, a Latin American dance, appeared.

11/12/1975, Lee Wiley, US singer, died in New York (born 9/10/1915 in Port Gibson, Oklahoma)

28/10/1975, Edward (Oliver Nelson, US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 4/6/1932)

9/8/1975. Death of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch.

14/7/1975, Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, died in New York (born 14/5/1898 in Bunkei, Louisiana)

27/3/1975, Arthur Bliss, English composer, died aged 83.

19/2/1975, Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola died in Florence aged 71.

10/11/1974, Niko Hurme, Finnish musician, was born in Karkkila, Finland.

25/10/1974, Nick Drake, songwriter, died.

24/10/1974, Russian violinist David Oistrakh died in Amsterdam, aged 66.

9/9/1974, Mathias Farm, guitarist was born in Orebro, Sweden.

27/6/1974, Cliff Friend, US composer, died in las Vegas (born 1/10/1893 in Cincinnati)

4/5/1974, Gerald Bright, British bandleader, died in Vevey, Switzerland (born 10/8/1904 in London)

2/5/1974, Eric Winstone, British composer, died in Pagham, Sussex (born 1/1/1915)

1/5/1974, The musical Billy opened in Drury lane, London

17/4/1974, Victoria Beckham, singer, was born.

7/4/1974, Pete Wendling, US composer, died in New York (born 6/66/1888)

 

6/4/1974, Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.

1973, Swedish pop group Abba were formed. They broke up in 1983.

 

22/3/1974, Sam Donahue, US musician, died in Reno, Nevada (born 8/3/1918 in Detroit).

3/2/1974, Om Kalsoum, famous Arab singer, died aged 77.

2/2/1974, Jean Absil, Belgian composer, died aged 80.

21/1/1974, Joseph Washburne, US singer, died in Santa Ana, California (born 28/12/1904 in Houston, Texas)

17/1/1974, Clara Edward, US singer, died aged 93

5/1/1974, Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and composer died aged 66

1973, Heavy Metal music appeared; a loud vigorous rock music with electronically-amplified instruments anfd a fast beat.

1973, Mike Oldfield released Tubular Bells

10/11/1973, Nick Lachey, musician, was born.

6/11/1973, After singer Gram Parsons died of a drugs overdose (23/9/1973), his manager Phil Kaufman took his body to the Joshua Tree Desert where he poured petrol over it and cremated it, in accordance with Gram�s last wishes. Kaufman was charged with stealing and burninga coffin, as it was not a crime to steal a body.

22/10/1973, Pablo Casals, Spanish composer, died aged 96.

19/9/1973, Gram Parsons, musician, was born.

6/7/1973, Otto Klemperer, Jewish-German composer, died aged 88.

16/6/1973, First performance of Benjamin Britten�s opera Death in Venice.

5/4/1973, Pharrell Williams, musician, was born.

27/3/1973, Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, died aged 72

23/2/1973, Andre Tannenberger, disc jockey, was born.

3/2/1973, Andy Razaf, US singer, died in Hollywood (born 16/12/1895 in Washington DC)

16/1/1973, Edgar Sampson, US composer, died in Englewood, New Jersey (born 31/8/1907 in New York)

12/11/1972, Rudolf Friml, Bohemian-US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 7/12/1879 in Prague)

3/11/1972, Harry Richman, US composer, died in Hollywood (born 10/8/1895 in Cincinnati, Ohio)

2/11/1972, Phil Baxter, US composer, died in Dallas (born 5/9/1896 in Navarro County Texas)

25/9/1972, Friedrich Schroder, German composer, died in Berlin (born 6/8/1910)

24/9/1972, Esther Budiardjo, Indonesian pianist was born in Jakarta

19/9/1972, Robert Casadesus, French pianist, died aged 73

29/8/1972, Amanda Meta Marshall, Canadian pop-rock singer, was born.

14/8/1972, Oscar Levant, US composer, died in Beverly Hills, California (born 27/12/1906 in Pittsburgh)

8/8/1972, The musical Jesus Christ Superstar premiered at the Palace Theatre, London.

5/8/1972, Milton Mesirow, US musician, died in Paris (born 9/11/1899 in Chicago)

13/6/1972, Clyde McPhatter, US singer, diedin Tea Neck, New Jersey (born 15/1/1933 in Durham, North Carolina)

6/6/1972, David Bowie�s album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was released, starting the era of Glam Rock.

27/5/1972, Jack Strachey, British composer, died in London (born 25/9/1894 in London)

20/5/1972, Busta Rhymes, singer and rapper, was born.

24/4/1972, Chad Ginsburg, US musician, was born.

21/4/1972, Severina Vuckovic, Croatian singer, was born.

27/1/1972, Mahalia Jackson, US gospel singer, died in Evergreen Park, Illinois (born 26/10/1911 in New Orleans)

1971, Punk Rock appeared.

1971, Paul McCartney set up the pop group Wings after the break up of The Beatles

1971, British rock group Queen was formed

28/12/1971, Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With The Wind), died agedt 83

25/12/1971, Dido, singer, was born.

22/11/1971, Zez Confrey, US composer, died in Lakewood, New Jersey (born 3/4/1895 in Peru, Illinois)

9/11/1971, Ivy St Helier, British composer, died in London (born 1890 in St Helier, Jersey)

20/10/1971, Dannii Minogue, singer, and Snoop Dogg, rapper, were born.

25/8/1971, Ted Lewis, US composer, died in New York (born 6/6/1892 in Circleville, Ohio)

21/8/1971, Liam Howlett, musician, was born.

8/8/1971, Joseph Santley, US actor, died in Los Angeles (born 10/1/1889 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

22/7/1971, Ted Fiorito, US composer, died in Scottsdale, Arizona (born in Newark, New Jersey, 20/12/1900)

12/6/1971, Bert Ambrose, British violinist, died in Leeds (born 1897 in London).

7/6/1971, Ben Pollack, US drummer, died in Palm Springs, California (born 22/6/1903 in Chicago)

29/5/1971, Max Trapp, composer, died.

6/5/1971, Dickie Valentine, British singer, died in Wales (born 4/11/1929 in London)

17/4/1971, Carmen Lombardo, Canadian composer, died in North Miami, Florida (born 16/7/1903 in London, Ontario)

6/4/1971. Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born composer, died in New York City aged 88.

1/4/1971, Method Man, rap artist, was born.

17/2/1971, Martyn Bennett, musician, was born (died 31/1/2005).

1970, Roxy Music, British rock group, was formed.

14/12/1970, Elmer Schoebel, US composer, died in Miami, Florida (born 8/9/1896 in East St Louis, Illinois)

16/11/1970, Laurent Wold (Debuire), French musician, was born.

4/11/1970, Diddy Combs, rap artist, was born.

18/9/1970, Rock musician Jimi Hendrix died of a drugs overdose.

20/8/1970, Fred Durst, singer with Limp Bizkit, was born.

7/5/1970, Carlos Estrada, composer, died aged 60.

4/10/1970, Janis Lyn Joplin, US singer, died in Hollywood (born 19/1/1943 in Port Arthur, Texas).

27/3/1970, Mariah Carey, singer, was born.

17/2/1970, Alfred Newman, US composer, died in Hollywood (born 17/3/1900 in New Haven, Connecticut)

13/1/1970, Harry Woods, US composer, died in Phoenix (born4/11/1896 in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts)

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30/12/1969, Jay Kay, singer (Jamiroquai) was born.

4/12/1969, Jack Payne, British bandleader, died in London (born 22/8/1988 in Leamington Spa)

25/11/1969, John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace, in protest at British involvement in the Biafra civil war in Nigeria.

23/11/1969, Spade Cooley, US musician, died in Oakland, California (born 17/12/1910 in Back Saddle Creek, Oklahoma)

22/11/1969, Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, died aged 80

18/11/1969, Edward Heath, British composer, died in Virginia Water, Surrey (born 30/5/1900 in Wandsworth, London).

16/11/1969, Bryan Abrams, US singer was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

9/11/1969. Allison Wolfe, US musician, was born in Memphis, Tennessee

27/10/1969, Eric Maschwitz, British songwriter, died in Ascot, Berkshire (born 10/6/1901 in Birmingham)

9/10/1969, PJ Harvey, musician, was born.

3/10/1969, Gwen Stefani, singer, was born.

5/9/1969, Joshua Daniel White, US blues singer, died in Manhasset, New York (born 11/9/1915 in Greenville, South Carolina)

31/8/1969, Bob Dylan starred in a pop festival on the Isle of Wight, drawing in 150,000 fans.

7/8/1969, Joseph Kosma, composer, died near Paris (born 22/10/1905 in Budapest)

3/7/1969, Elmo Jones (Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones) of the Rolling Stones died in Sussex

18/6/1969, Milt Herth, US organist, died in New York

5/6/1969, Vinton Freedley, US musician, died in New York (born 5/11/1891 in Philadelphia)

24/5/1969. The Black and White Minstrel Show at London�s Victoria Palace closed after 4,354 performances over seven years. It was the longest running musical show in Britain.

23/5/1969, Jimmy McHugh, US composer, died in Beverly Hills, California (born 10/7/1894 in Boston)

16/4/1969. Desmond Dekker became the first Jamaican artist to top the UK charts with The Israelites.

15/4/1969, The Woodstock music festival began in Bethel, New York.

2/4/1969, Jim Morrison, of pop group �The Doors� was arrested in the USA.

27/2/1969, John Boles, US singer, died in San Amgelo, Texas (born 27/10/1900 in Greeneville, Texas).

7/2/1969, Marvin Gaye�s I Heard It Through The Grapevine was released.

12/1/1969, British hard rock band Led Zeppelin released their first album.

5/1/1969, Marilyn Manson, singer, was born.

1968, British rock group Yes was formed

1968, Reggae Music, from Jamaica, began to become popular. Also about this time Ska Music, also Jamaican in origin, appeared. By 1990 this genre had given rise to Ragga, incorporating faster-beat styles from hip-hop and techno.

23/12/1968, Quincy Jones III, Swedish-US musician, was born in Wimbledon, London.

1968, Led Zeppelin, pop group, was formed

28/10/1968, Ben Harper, musician, was born.

20/10/1968, Bud Flanagan, British singer, died in London (born 14/10/1896 in London)

17/10/1968, Ziggy Marley, musician, was born.

28/5/1968, Kylie Minogue, singer, was born.

30/4/1968, Frankie Lymon, US pop star, died of a heroin overdose.

30/3/1968, Celine Dion, singer, was born.

23/2/1968, Tom Jones released his song Delilah.

11/2/1968, Howard Lindsay, US musician, died in New York (born 29/3/1889 in Waterford, New York)

5/2/1968, Charles Roberts, US composer, died in New York (born 7/8/1887 in Philadelphia)

28/1/1968, Sarah McLachlan, singer, was born.

14/1/1968, LL Cool, rap singer, was born.

1967, British rock group Genesis was formed

1967, British rock band Status Quo was formed (formerly, the Spectres and Traffic Jam)

10/12/1967, Otis Redding, US singer, died.

10/11/1967, The Moody Blue�s single, Nights in White Satin was released.

17/10/1967, The Rock Musical Hair by James Rado and Gerome Ragni opened on Broadway.

21/9/1967, Faith Hill, singer, was born.

11/9/1967, Harry Connick Jr., singer, was born.

7/9/1967, Rex Stewart, US jazz cornettist, died in Los Angeles (born 22/2/1907 in Philadelphia)

26/8/1967, Andres Sas, Belgian-Peruvian composer, died aged 67

29/5/1967, Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, died aged 69.

8/5/1967, Laverne Andrews, US musician, died (born 6/7/1915 in Minneapolis).

5/4/1967, Mischa Elman, Russian-US violinist, died in New York (born 20/1/1891 in Talnoye, Russia).

23/3/1967, Pete Johnson, US pianist, died in Buffalo, New York (born 24/3/1904 in Kansas City)

11/3/1967, Geraldine Farrar, US opera singer, died in Ridgefield, Connecticut (born in Melrose, Massachusetts, 28/2/1882).

6/3/1967, Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly died.

24/2/1967, Franz Waxman, composer, died in Los Angeles (born 24/12/1906 in Konigshutte, Germany)

20/2/1967, Kurt Cobain, guitarist, was born.

15/1/1967, Albert Sirmay, composer, died in New York (born 2/7/1918 in Budapest)

 

The Beatles 1962-74

29/11/2001, George Harrison, musician for The Beatles, died.

30/12/1999, Former Beatle member George Harrison was stabbed several times in the chest by an intruder who broke into his house in Oxfordshire, England. He survived and lived another 2 years before dying of ;lung cancer.

25/1/1980, The US ordered the deportation of Beatle Paul McCartney after keeping him in prison for 9 days following the discovery of marijuana in his luggage.

18/10/1979, The Beatles staged a compilation show, Beatlemania, at the Astoria, London.

24/12/1974. The Beatles� legal partnership was formally dissolved.

8/5/1970. The Beatles� final album, Let It Be, was released.

9/4/1970, The Beatles pop group disbanded. There had been issues within the group since theor manager Brian Epstein�s death on 27/8/1967.A new manager, Alan Klein, had been appointed but Paul McCartney and him did not get on well.

20/3/1969. The Beatle John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

12/3/1969, Beatle Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Registry Office, London.

30/1/1969. The Beatles performed together for the last time.

30/8/1968, The single Hey Jude was released by The Beatles.

5/12/1967. The Beatles opened their Apple store on Baker Street.

27/8/1967, Brian Epstein, who managed The Beatles rise to rock stardom, died in a swimming pool accident.

1/6/1967, The Beatles released their famous album, Sgt Pepper�s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

17/2/1967, The Beatles� hit, Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever single was released.

28/2/1966, The Cavern Club, where The Beatles first played, went into liquidation.

26/10/1965. The Beatles went to Buckingham Palace to be presented with their MBE�s.

12/6/1965. The Beatles were made MBEs in the Queen�s birthday honours.A number of other holders of the medal returned theirs in disgust.

8/2/1964, The Beatles began their first US tour.

7/2/1964, 25,000 fans gathered at Kennedy Airport to greet the Beatles on their first visit to America.

1/2/1964. EMI�s managing director announced that The Beatles were making over �500,000 a month.

13/1/1964. The Beatles entered the US Charts at no. 45 with I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

13/10/1963, The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) appeared on British TV in Saturday Night at the Palladium. Their popularity soared.

23/8/1963, The Beatles single She Loves You was released.

3/8/1963. The Beatles played in The Cavern, Liverpool, for the last time.

26/12/1962. The Beatles, an obscure group from Liverpool, just made no.17 in the charts with their single Love Me Do.

5/10/1962, The Beatles released their first hit, Love Me Do.

11/9/1962, The Beatles recorded their debut single Love Me Do at EMI studios, London.

16/8/1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, sacked the drummer, Pete Best, and replaced him with Ringo Starr.

9/5/1962, The Beatles signed a recording contract with EMI�s Parlophone label.

8/3/1962, The Beatles performed live on BBC for the first time, on the show Teenager Turn.

21/1/1962 The Beatles and Cliff Richard were making the charts.

1/1/1962. The Beatles had their first audition with a record company in London. Their manager, Brian Epstein, was told, guitar groups are out, this group won�t make it, go back to Liverpool.

21/3/1961, The Beatles performed for the first time at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

6/7/1957, John Lennon (16) and Paul McCartney (15) meet for the first time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at St. Peter's, Woolton's Parish Church in Liverpool

24/2/1943, George Harrison, musician (The Beatles), was born.

18/6/1942, Paul McCartney of The Beatles pop group was born in Liverpool.

19/9/1934, Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was born.

 

The Rolling Stones 1962-2006

19/2/2006, The Rolling Stones held the world�s largest concert on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janiero, brazil. Over one million people attended.

12/3/2003, China ordered the Rolling Stones to cut 4 songs from their concerts in Shanghai and Beijing. The songs were, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman, Beast of Burden, and Let�s Spend the Night Together.

4/9/1973. The Rolling Stones played in London for the first time in 2 � years, and then attended a party at Buckingham Palace which Mick Jagger described as �very dull�.

6/12/1969. A free concert given by the Rolling Stones, at Altamont, California, ended in tragedy when Hell�s Angels stabbed a man to death.

2/7/1969, Brian Jones, member of the Rolling Stones rock group, died.

24/5/1968, The Rolling Stones hit, Jumpin� Jack Flash was released.

1/11/1967, Rolling Stone Magazine started publication, the first Rock�n�roll periodical in the USA.

10/8/1964. An emergency casualty station had to be set up in Brighton to deal with a constant stream of hysterical girls overcome during a performance of the Rolling Stones.

16/7/1964, The Rolling Stones had their first UK No.1 hitwith It�s All Over Now.

3/6/1964, The Rolling Stones began their first US tour.

17/4/1964, The Rolling Stones released their first LP.

21/7/1962. The Rolling Stones made their first appearance at the Marquee Club in London.

1961, The British rock group Rolling Stones was formed.

1/6/1947, Ron Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, was born.

26/7/1943, Mick Jagger, English rock singer (The Rolling Stones), was born as Michael Philip Jagger in Dartford

 

1966, The Grateful Dead, US rock band, was formed

1966, British rock group Slade was formed

1966, British rock group Procul Harum was formed

1966, Pink Floyd, British psychedelic rock band, was formed in Cambridge

8/12/1966, Sinead O�Connor, singer, was born.

17/11/1966, Jeff Buckley, musician, was born.

14/11/1966, Desmond Cox, British composer, died in London.

20/10/1966, Mohamed Fawzi, Egyptian composer who wrote the music adopted in 1963 as the National Anthem of Algeria, died aged 48.

10/10/1966, Simon and Garfunkel released their album Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme.

22/8/1966, GZA, rapper, was born,

20/8/1966, Dimebag Durrell, musician, was born.

4/6/1966, Cecelia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano singer, was born.

1/6/1966. Folk music fans at the Albert Hall booed Bob Dylan for performing with an electric guitar.

9/5/1966, Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, died.

9/2/1966, Sophie Tucker, last of the �red hot mamas�, died.

6/2/1966, Rick Astley, singer, was born.

2/2/1966, Go-Set, Australia's first pop music newspaper, was launched in Melbourne.

16/1/1966, Clarice Mayne, British singer, died in London (born 21/6/1886 in London)

1965, Simon and Garfunkel released �The Sound of Silence�.

23/12/1965, Eddie Vedder, rock singer (Pearl Jam) was born.

21/11/1965, Bjork Gudmundsdottir, singer, was born.

6/11/1965, US composer Edgar Varese died.

5/10/1965, Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, died aged 79.

12/9/1965, John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), was born in California

30/8/1965, Bob Dylan released his Highway 61 Revisited album.

1/5/1965, Spike Jones, US bandleader, died in Los Angeles (born 14/12/1911 in Long Beach, California)

2/3/1965, The Sound of Music went on release in the USA. It was an instant hit.

1964, The British rock group Moody Blues was set up.

1964, The Who, British rock group, were discovered playing in a pub in Shepherds Bush, London.

2/12/1964, Sammy H Stept, composer, died in Los Angeles (born 18/9/1897 in Odessa)

30/11/1964, Don Redman, US composer, died in New York (born 29/7/1900 in Piedmont, West Virginia)

29/11/1964, Don Cheadle, US actor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri

19/9/1964, Trisha Yearwood, singer, was born.

1/8/1964, Johnny Burnette, US composer, died (born 25/3/1934 in Memphis, Tennessee)

19/7/1964, Mark Wigglesworth, conductor, was born

17/5/1964, Bob Dylan made his first major London appearance, at the Royal Albert Hall.

23/4/1964, Gianandrea Noseda, Italian pianist, was born.

15/3/1964, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married in Montreal.

30/12/1963, German-born composer Paul Hindemith died.

14/12/1963, Dinah Washington, US singer, died in Detroit (born 29/4/1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

5/12/1963, Lynn Udall, US composer, died in Downey, California (born 4/2/1870 in Council Bluffs, Iowa)

30/11/1963, Phil Baker, US musician, died in Copenhagen (born 24/8/1896 in Philadelphia).

30/9/1963, J Russell Robinson, US composer, died in Palmdale, California (born 8/7/1892 in Indianapolis)

9/8/1963, Whitney Houston, US singer, was born.

13/7/1963, Fatboy Slim, musician, was born.

29/6/1963, Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist, was born.

25/6/1963, George Michael, British pop musician, was born.

22/6/1963, Maria Tanase, Romanian folk singer, died aged 49.

6/5/1963, Ted Weems, US bandleader, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma (born 26/9/1901 in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania)

16/4/1963, Jimmy Osmond, US singer, was born.

11/4/1963, Nigel Pulsford, English guitarist, was born.

31/3/1963, Harry Akst, US composer, died in Hollywood (born in New York, 15/8/1894)

28/3/1963, Alec Templeton, composer, died in Greenwich, Connecticut (born in Cardiff, Wales, 4/7/1909)

5/3/1963, Patsy Kline, singer, died.

25/1/1963, Marcello Giordani, Italian tenor singer, was born in Augusta, Sicily (died 2019)

24/1/1963, Otto Harbach, US singer, died in New York (born 18/8/1873 in Salt Lake City)

6/1/1963, Lina Arbanell, German singer, died (born 7/2/1895).

7/12/1962, Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer, died aged 67.

3/10/1962, Tommy Lee, musician (Motley Crue) was born.

6/9/1962, Hanns Eisler, composer, died.

23/7/1962, Victor Moore, US actor, died in East Islip, New York (born 24/2/1876 in Hammonton, New Jersey)

28/5/1962, Jesse Crawford, US organist, died in Sherman Oaks, California (born 2/12/1895 in Woodland, California)

16/4/1962, Ian MacKaye, musician, was born.

11/2/1962, Sheryl Crow, singer and musician, was born.

7/2/1962, Garth Brooks, singer, was born.

6/2/1962, Axl Rose, singer for Guns N� Roses, was born.

1961, British Merseyside rock group Gerry and the Pacemakers was formed

1961, Soul Music, of Black origin, combining Rhythm and Blues with Gospel Music, appeared.

1961, The US pop group Beach Boys was formed.

20/12/1961, Moss Hart, US musician, died in Palm Springs (born 24/10/1904)

11/11/1961, Jan Kuehnemund, US guitarist, was born.

7/10/1961, Brian Mannix, Australian rock singer, was born in Melbourne, Australia.

9/11/1961, Jill Dando, British journalist and BBC television presenter, was born in Weston-super-Mare (murdered 1999).

11/10/1961, Chico Marx, the piano-playing member of the Marx Brothers comedy team, died.

26/9/1961, Peter Dawson, Australian composer, died in Sydney (born 31/1/1882 in Adelaide)

25/8/1961, Billy Ray Cyrus, singer, was born.

8/8/1961, The Edge, musician, was born.

18/6/1961, Alison Moyet, pop singer, was born.

15/6/1961, Miguel Anga Diaz, Cuban musician, was born (died 9/8/2006)

14/6/1961, Boy George, singer (Culture Club), was born

7/6/1961, Dave Catching, US musician, was born in Memphis, Tennessee

2/6/1961, George Kaufman, US playwright, died in New York (born 14/11/1889 in Pittsburgh)

19/5/1961, Joe Howard, US composer, died in Chicago (born 12/2/1878 in New York)

2/3/1961, Simone Young, conductor, was born.

14/1/1961, Henry Ernest Geehl, British composer, died in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (born 28/9/1881 in London)

18/11/1960, Kim Wilde, singer, was born.

13/10/1960, Joey Belladonna, US heavy metal singer, was born in Oswego, New York.

4/10/1960, Afrika Baambaataa, musician, was born.

8/9/1960, Aimee Mann, musician, was born.

3/9/1990, Joseph Lamb, US composer, died in Brooklyn, New York (born 6/12/1887 in Montclair, New Jersey)

23/8/1960, Oscar Hammerstein, US theatrical producer, died aged 65.

14/8/1960, Sarah Brightman, English singer, was born in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.

14/6/1960, Frank Silver, US composer, died in Brooklyn (born 8/9/1896 in Brooklyn)

11/6/1960, First performance in Aldeburgh of Benjamin Britten�s opera A Midsummer Night�s Dream.

10/6/1960, The musical Oliver opened at the Wimbledon Theatre, London. It moved to the West End on 30/6/1960

10/5/1960, Paul Hewson, singer with U2, was born.

2/5/1960, WLS-AM of Chicago became the first large radio station in the US Midwest to switch over to a rock 'n roll format

26/4/1960, Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"), was born in Birmingham, England

23/4/1960, Steve Clark, English rock guitarist (Def Leppard), was born in Hillsborough, England (died 1991)

18/4/1960, Eddie Cochrane, US rock and roll star, was born.

12/4/1960, musician Ray Charles won Best Male Vocalist Grammy award.

15/2/1960, Mikey Craig, rock bassist, was born.

22/1/1960, Michael Hutchence, musician, was born.

29/11/1959, Louise Winter, mezzo-soprano singer, was born

27/11/1959, Viktoria Mullova, violinist, was born

22/11/1959, Sam M Lewis, US singer, died in New York (born 25/10/1885 in New York)

16/11/1959, The Sound of Music, with Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened at Lunt Fontaine Theatre, New York, USA.

13/10/1959, Marie Osmond, singer, was born.

28/8/1959, George W Meyer, US composer, died in New York (born 1/1/1884 in New York)

17/7/1959, Billie Holliday, US singer, died.

16/7/1959, James MacMillan, composer, was born.

2/6/1959, Lydia Lunch, US singer, was born.

28/5/1959, The Mermaid Theatre opened in the City of London.

30/3/1959, Sabine Meyer, German clarinet player, was born.

11/3/1959, Haydn Wood, British composer, died in London (born 25/3/1882 in Slathwaite, Yorkshire)

27/2/1959, Frederic Durieux, French composer, was born

18/2/1959, Erich Zeisl, US composer, born 18/5/1905, died.

3/2/1959, Buddy Holly, US musician, was killed in an air crash in Iowa.

16/1/1959, Sade, singer, was born.

1958, The Jive Dance became popular, a twisting of the hips dance, as successor to the Jitterbugging dance. Its simplicity made it popular with teenagers and adults in the 1960s.

1958, The Shadows music group was formed.

24/12/1958, Nicholas Brodszky, Russian-born composer, died in London.

9/12/1958, Rikk Agnew, US guitarist, was born in Newport Beach, California.

6/12/1958, Jose Collins, British actress, died in London (born 23/5/1887 in London)

26/11/1958, Tiny Bradshaw, US singer, died in Cincinatti (born 23/9/1905 in Youngstown, Ohio)

3/11/1958, Harry Revel, US composer, died in New York (born 21/12/1905 in London)

22/10/1958, Bobby Blotzer, US rock drummer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

30/9/1958, Biggie Tembo, Zimbabwean musician was born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (died 1995)

29/9/1958, Robert Mason Carlisle, US singer, was born.

22/9/1958, Andrea Bocelli, tenor singer, was born.

26/8/1958, Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, died aged 85.

22/8/1958, Vernon Reid, musician, was born.

16/8/1958, Madonna, US singer, was born.

8/8/1958. Columbia Records signed up a 17-year-old singer called Cliff Richard.

25/7/1958, Thurston Moore, US guitarist, was born in Coral Gables, Florida.

30/7/1958, Alexander Albrecht, composer, died aged 72.

21/6/1958, Ford T Dabney, US composer, died in New York (born 15/3/1883 in Washington DC)

7/6/1958, Prince, American singer, was born.

18/5/1958, Toyah Wilcox, singer, was born.

17/5/1958, Ivor Bolton, conductor, was born.

28/3/1958, William Christopher Handy, US composer, died aged 84.

8/3/1958, Gary Numan [Webb], British new wave rock musician ("Cars"), was born in Hammersmith, England

16/2/1958, Ice-T, rapper and songwriter, was born.

 

Elvis Presley

21/1/1997, Colonel Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, died.

16/8/1977. The rock and roll star Elvis Presley died in Memphis, Tennessee, aged 42. He died in the bathroom of his home although he was actually pronounced dead at 3.30 pm in the emergency room of the Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Overweight, he died of heart failure. He was buried in Memphis on 18/8/1977. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, the survivor of twin boys, on 8/1/1935.

26/6/1977. Elvis Presley made his last ever live stage appearance at the Market Square Arena in Indianopolis.

20/12/1957. At the height of his career, Elvis Presley received his call-up papers.

2/11/1957, Elvis Presley set a record with 8 simultaneous UK top 30 entries.

19/3/1957, Elvis Presley paid the US$ 1,000 deposit on a mansion called Graceland, being sold by Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore.

13/1/1957, Elvis Presley recorded All Shook Up in a Hollywood studio.

9/9/1956, Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. By his 3rd appearance, the moralistic Ed Sullivan would only show him from the waist up, concerned about his hip-thrusting.

6/4/1956, Paramount Pictures signed Elvis for a three-film, five-year contract worth $450,000.

22/2/1956, Elvis Presley entered the Charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel.

10/2/1956, Elvis Presley walked into a recording studio and made his first record, Heartbreak Hotel.

13/5/1955, A riot took place at an Elvis Presley concert in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

 

21/12/1957, Eric Coates, British composer, died in Chichester (born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, 27/8/1886)

9/12/1957, Donny Osmond, singer, was born.

29/11/1957, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer, died in Hollywood, USA (born 29/5/1897 in Brno, Czechoslovakia)

20/9/1957 Jean Sibelius, composer, died.

13/9/1957. The Mousetrap became Britain�s longest running play, reaching its 1,998th performance.

16/8/1957, Madonna Louise Cicerone (�Madonna�), musician, was born.

11/8/1957, First performance, in Munich, of Paul Hindemith�s opera Die Harmonie der Welt (the Harmony of the World). A symphony from this opera had premiered in 1951.

3/7/1957, Laura Branigan, singer, was born.

9/5/1957, Ezio Pinza, Italian baritone singer, died in Stamford Connecticut (born 18/5/1892 in Rome)

24/3/1957, Carson J Robison, US composer, died in Pleasant Valley, New York (born 4/8/1890 in Chetopa, Kansas)

25/2/1957, Gene Buck, US songwriter, died in Great Neck, New York (born 8/8/1895 in Detroit)

19/1/1957, Micky Virtue, musician, was born.

28/12/1956, Nigel Kennedy, violinist, was born.

7/12/1956, Henry Fillimore, US composer, died in Miami, Florida (born 2/12/1881 in Cincinatti)

30/11/1956, Jean Schwartz, composer, died in Sherman Oaks, California (born 4/11/1878 in Budapest)

26/11/1956, Tommy Dorsey, band leader, died.

10/11/1956, Victor Young, US composer, died in Palm Springs, California (born 8/8/1900 in Chicago)

19/10/1956, Isham Jones, US composer, died in Florida (born 31/1/1894 in Coalton, Ohio)

1/10/1956, Albert Von Tilzer, US composer, died in Los Angeles (born 29/3/1878 in Indianapolis)

26/6/1956, Chris Isaak, singer, was born.

30/5/1956, Valaida Snow, US singer, died in New York (born 2.6/1900 in Washington DC)

21/3/1956, Ann Mackay, soprano singer, was born

26/2/1956, Keisuke Kuwata, singer, was born.

20/5/1956, Andre Charlot, French theatre director, died in Woodland, California (born in Paris 26/7/1882)

21/2/1956, Edwin Franko Goldman, US composer, died in new York (born 1/1/1978 in Louisville, Kentucky)

17/1/1956, Paul Young, singer, was born.

3/12/1955, Charles Edward Davenport, US composer, died in Cleveland (born 23/4/1894 in Anniston, Alabama)

27/11/1955, Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer, died aged 63.

25/11/1955, Bruno Tonioli, Italian dancer, was born.

29/10/1955, Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, originally completed in 1948, was premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.

19/9/1955, Richard Burmer, US composer, was born in Owosso, Michigan (died 2006)

3/9/1955, Steve Jones, musician with the Sex Pistols, was born.

25/8/1955, Tom Costello, British music hall comedian, was born in London.

28/6/1955, John C Spikes, US songwriter, died in Pasadena, California (born 22/7/1882)

4/5/1955, Georges Enescu, Romanian composer and violinist, died in Paris, France (born 19/8/1881 in Liveni, Romania.

10/4/1955, Easter Sunday. Lesley Garrett, soprano singer, was born.

14/2/1955, Charles Cuvillier, French composer, died in Paris (born 24/4/1877 in Paris)

26/1/1955, Eddie van Halen, musician, was born.

19/1/1955, Simon Rattle, conductor, was born.

25/12/1954, Annie Lennox, singer, was born.

13/12/1954, Raymond Hubbell, US composer, died in Miami (born 1/6/1879 in Urbana, Ohio)

11/12/1954, Jermaine Jackson, singer, was born.

11/11/1954, John Rosamond Johnson, US composer, died in new York (born 11/8/1873 in Jacksonville, Florida)

8/11/1954, Rickie Lee Jones, singer and songwriter, was born.

24/10/1954, Jozef Raz, Slovak musician and singer, was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.

5/10/1954, Bob Geldof, rock musician and charity fundraiser, was born in Dublin.

25/8/1954, Elvis Costello, English musician, was born.

11/8/1954, Joe Jackson, singer, was born.

29/6/1954, Marcello Viotti, conductor, was born (died 15/5/2005).

5/6/1954, Nicko McBrain, musician (Iron Maiden), was born.

19/5/1954, Charles Ives, US composer died (born 1874).

11/5/1954, Judith Weir, composer, was born.

1/5/1954, Ray Parker Jr., singer and songwriter, was born.

26/3/1954, Louis Silvers, US composer, died in Hollywood (born 6/9/1889 in New York)

3/3/1954, Noel Gay, British composer, died in London (born 15/7/1898 in Wakefield)

10/1/1954, Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, died in Uberlingen (born 20/4/1900 in Vienna)

1953, The Drifters group was formed,

24/10/1953, Ernest Irving, British composer, died in London (born 6/11/18777 in Godalming, Surrey)

20/10/1953, Fred E Ahlert, US composer, died in New York (born in New York 19/9/1892)

15/10/1953 Youth culture was yet to arrive, as was the word �teenager�. Top of the pop charts were Mantovani, Doris Day, and Dean Martin.

14/10/1953, Arthur Wimperis, British author, died in London (born 3/12/1874 in London)

7/9/1953, Benmont Tench, musician, was born.

22/6/1953, Cyndi Lauper, singer, was born.

17/5/1953, Leon Xanraf, French composer, died in Paris (born 9/12/1867 in Paris)

16/5/1953, Django Reinhardt, Belgian jazz guitarist, died in Fontainebleau (born 23/1/1910 near Charleroi)

23/4/1953, Peter de Rose, US composer, died in New York (born 10/3/1900 in New York)

19/3/1953, Irene Bordoni, singer, died in New York (born in Corsica, 16/1/1895)

17/3/1952, Percy Wenrich, US composer, died in New York (born 23/1/1880)

5/3/1953. Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, died.

26/2/1953, Michael Bolton, singer, was born.

28/12/1952, Fletcher Henderson, US composer, died in New York (born 18/12/1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia)

27/12/1952, David Knopfler, musician, was born.

14/11/1952, Charts for pop singles were published in Britain for the first time, in New Musical Express.

9/10/1952, Sharon Osbourne, music manager, was born.

24/8/1952, Carlo Curley, organist, was born

21/8/1952, Joe Strummer, musician, was born.

17/7/1952, Phoebe Snow, singer, was born.

16/7/1952, Stewart Copeland, drummer with The Police, was born

12/6/1952, Oliver Knussen, composer, was born.

14/5/1952, David Byrne, US rock musician, was born in Dumbarton, Scotland

22/3/1952, Dave Macon, US country singer, died in Readyville, Tennessee (born 7/10/1870 in Readyville)

5/3/1952, Vladimir Scherbachov, composer, died aged 63.

29/1/1952, Tommy Ramone, musician and record producer, was born,

21/1/1952, Billy Ocean, musician, was born.

1/12/1951, First performance, in London, of Benjamin Britten�s opera Billy Budd.

17/11/1951, George H Clutsam, Australian composer, died in London, UK (born 26/9/1866 in Sydney)

9/11/1951, Sigmund Romberg, composer, died in New York (born in Hungary, 29/7/1887)

7/10/1951, John Cougar Mellencamp, singer, was born.

2/10/1951, Sting, musician, was born.

15/9/1951, Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish musician and composer, died aged 56

10/9/1951, Giuseppe Mule, Italian composer, died aged 66

6/9/1951, Melih Kibar, Turkish composer, was born (died 2005).

16/8/1951, Louis Jouvet, French theatre director., died.

13/7/1951, Austrian-born composer Arnold Schoenberg died.

8/6/1951, Herman Hupfield, US composer, died in Montclair, New Jersey (born 1/2/1894 in Montclair)

4/5/1951. Sigmund Esco, musician (Jackson Five), was born in Gary, Indiana.

2/5/1951, John Glascock, British bass guitarist and singer, was born in Islington, England (died 1979)

27/4/1951, Ace Frehley, musician in KISS, was born

26/4/1951, John Alden Carpenter, US composer, died aged 75.

24/4/1951, Nigel Harrison, British rock musician, was born in Stockport, Cheshire.

7/4/1951, Janis Ian, singer, was born.

24/3/1951, Sidney Catlett, US jazz drummer, died in Chicago (born 17/1/1910 in Evansville, Indiana)

6/3/1951, Ivor Novello, Welsh composer, died aged 58.

9/2/1951, Eddy Duchin, US composer, died on New York (born 1/4/1910 in Cambridge, Masachusetts)

31/1/1951, Phil Collins, rock musician, was born.

9/12/1950, Joan Armatrading, singer, was born.

25/11/1950, Yvonne Kerry, opera singer, was born

20/10/1950, Tom Petty, musician, was born.

14/10/1950, Florence Aylward, English composer, died in St Leonards on Sea (born 10/3/1862 in Brede, East Sussex)

22/6/1950, Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer, died aged 65.

17/6/1950, Phoebe Snow, US musician, was born.

9/6/1950, Joe Burke, US composer, died in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (born 18/3/1884)

13/5/1950, Stevie Wonder, US singer, was born.

3/4/1950, Kurt Weill, German composer, died in New York (born 2/3/1900 in Dessau)

26/2/1950, Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer, died aged 79.

15/2/1950. John Adams, composer, was born.

4/2/1950, Philip Ehart, rock drummer, was born.

1949, Sreel bands, from Trinidad, were becoming popular.

22/12/1949, Robin and Maurice Gibb, musicians, were born.

7/12/1949, Tom Waits, singer and songwriter, was born.

6/12/1949, Huddie William Ledbetter, US folk and blues singer, died in New York (born 10/1/1889 in Mooringsport, Louisiana.

2/12/1949, Albert Ammons, US pianist, died in Chicago (born 23/9/1907 in Chicago).

22/10/1949, Stiv Bators, musician, was born.

11/10/1949, Daryl Hall, musician, was born.

4/10/1949, Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, died in Vienna (born 12/3/1874 in Vienna)

24/9/1949, Pierre Breville, composer, died aged 88.

22/9/1949, David Coverdale, English rock musician, was born.

28/8/1949, Imogen Cooper, concert pianist, was born

27/8/1949, Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano singer, was born

12/8/1949, Mark Knopfler, musician, was born.

26/7/1949, Roger Taylor, drummer in Queen, was born.

15/7/1949, John Casken, composer, was born.

29/5/1949, Francis Rossi, musician, was born.

21/5/1949, Rosalind Plowright, soprano singer, was born.

18/5/1949, Rick Wakeman, British composer, was born in Perivale, Middlesex

9/5/1949. Billy Joel, American singer and songwriter, was born in the Bronx, New York.

10/4/1949, Fred Thompson (Frederick James), British singer, died in London (born 24/1/1884 in London)

26/2/1949, Emma Kirkby, soprano singer, was born.

11/2/1949, George Botsford, US composer, died in New York (born 24/2/1874 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

31/12/1948, Donna Summer, US singer, was born.

25/12/1948, Barbara Mandrell, US country singer, was born in Houston

11/10/1948, Daryl Hall, rock singer, was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

4/10/1948, Jan Savitt, composer, died in Sacramento, California (born 4/9/1908 I St Petersburg, Russia)

9/10/1948, Jackson Browne, musician, was born.

8/10/1948, Johnny Ramone, musician, was born.

26/9/1948, Olivia Newton John, singer, was born.

24/8/1948, Jean Michel Jarre, musician, was born

21/8/1948, Professor Derek Avis, cellist, was born.

21/7/1948, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), songwriter and musician, was born.

16/7/1948, Pinchas Zukerman, violinist, was born

29/5/1948, Linda Esther Gray, opera singer, was born.

12/5/1948, Steve Winwood, rock musician, was born.

27/8/1948, Oley Speaks, US composer, died in new York (born 28/6/1874 in Canal, Winchester, Ohio)

17/4/1948, Jan Hammer, composer, was born.

4/3/1948, Shakin� Stevens (Michael Barratt), British rock and roll singer, in Ely, Wales.

26/3/1948, Kyung Wha Chung, violinist, was born.

22/3/1948, Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer, was born.

28/3/1948, Easter Sunday. Milan Williams, keyboard player with the Commodores, was born (died 8/7/2006)

6/3/1948, Stephen Lawrence Schwartz, US composer, was born in New York

5/3/1948, Elaine Page, singer, was born.

11/1/1948, Eva Tanguey, vaudeville star, was born in Marbleton, Quebec.

7/2/1948, William �Red� McKenzie, US blues musician, died in New York (born 14/10/1899 in St Louis).

23/1/1948, Anita Pointer, singer, was born.

31/12/1947, Burton Cummings, musician, was born.

18/10/1947, Laura Nyro, US composer, was born in New York.

3/10/1947, Kevin Richardson, rock guitarist, was born

3/9/1947, Susan Milan, flautist, was born

24/8/1947, The Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama was launched. It was an antidote to the prevailing austerity.

5/8/1947, Angry Anderson, singer, was born.

2/8/1947, Maria Santamaria, Spanish singer, was born in Madrid

23/7/1947, David Essex, singer, was born.

15/7/1947, Walter Donaldson, US composer, died in Santa Monica, California (born 15/2/1893 in Brooklyn, New York)

10/7/1947, Arlo Guthrie, musician, was born.

20/6/1947, First performance, at Glyndebourne, of Benjamin Britten�s opera Albert Herring.

3/6/1947, First performance, in Paris, of Francis Poulenc�s opera Mamelles de Tiresias (Breasts of Tiresias), based on Guillaume Apollinaire�s surrealist play

28/4/1947, Nicola leFanu, composer, was born

22/4/1947, Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, was born in London.

25/3/1947. Elton John, British musician, was born in Pinner, London, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

10/3/1947, Andrew Parrott, conductor, was born.

8/3/1947, Carol Bayer Sager, singer and songwriter, was born.

7/3/1947, Jane Relf, singer, was born in Richmond, Surrey, England

5/3/1947, Alfredo Casella, Italian composer, pianist and conductor, died aged 63

4/3/1947, Peter Skellern, composer, was born.

15/2/1947, John Coolidge Adams, composer, was born.

28/1/1947, Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French composer, died in Paris (born 9/8/1875 in Caracas)

15/1/1947, Pete Waterman, record producer, was born.

8/1/1947. David Bowie, British musician and rock star, was born in London as David Jones.

28/12/1946, Carrie Jacobs Bond, US singer, died in Glendale, California (born 11/8/1862 in Janesville, Wisconsin)

21/12/1946, Carl Wilson, of The Beach Boys group, was born

15/12/1946, Frederic Norton, British composer, died in Holford, Somerset (born 1875 in Manchester)

16/11/1946, Mahasti, Iranian pop singer; was born in Tehran (died 2007)

1/11/1946, Ernie Erdman, US songwriter, died in Rockford, Illinois (born 23/10/1879 in Pittsburgh)

29/10/1946, Peter Green, guitarist, was born in London

18/10/1946, Howard Shore, composer, was born.

17/10/1946, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, musical producer, was born.

15/10/1946, Richard Carpenter, composer, was born.

14/10/1946, Justin Hayward, singer, was born

3/10/1946, Tim James Brymn, US composer, died in New York (born 5/10/1881 in Kinston, North Carolina)

5/9/1946, Freddie Mercury, pop star with Queen, was born.

3/9/1946, Karl Emil Paul Lincke, German composer, died near Gottingen (born 7/11/1866 in Berlin).

25/7/1946, Linda Ronstadt, singer, was born.

15/7/1946, Linda Ronstadt, singer, was born.

9/7/1946, Bon Scott, singer for AC/DC, was born.

17/6/1946, Barry Manilow, American singer and songwriter, was born in New York City.

15/6/1946. Demis Roussos, Greek operatic singer, was born; see 25/1/2015.

7/6/1945, First performance in London of Benjamin Britten�s opera, Peter Grimes, a story of frustrated homosexuality based on the 1810 poem The Borough by George Crabbe.

12/4/1946, Teddy Brown, US musician, died (born 1900)

6/1/1946, Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd, was born (died 7/7/2006)

30/11/1945, Roger Glove, Welsh bass player songwriter, was born.

26/11/1945, John McVie, bassist, was born in London

23/10/1945, Kim Larsen, rock musician, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2/10/1945, Don McLean, songwriter, was born.

24/9/1945, John Rutter, composer, was born

26/9/1945. Bela Bartok, composer, died.

20/6/1945, Anne Murray, singer, was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada

6/6/1945, Bob (Robert Nesta) Marley, reggae musician,was born in Jamaica.

19/5/1945, Pete Townshend, musician in The Who, was born,

16/5/1945, Nicky Chinn, songwriter, was born in London

1/3/1945, Roger Daltry, musician, was born.

10/2/1945, Juan de Hernandez, composer, died aged 63.

10/1/1945, Rod Stewart, British rock singer, was born in London.

11/12/1944, Brenda Lee, US singer, was born in Lithonia, Georgia.

24/6/1944, Rio Gebhardt, German composer, died aged 36

1/3/1944, Roger Daltry, rock singer, was born.

10/2/1944, Peter Allen, musician, was born

13/1/1944, Johnny Noble, Hawaiian composer, died in Manoa (born 17/9/1892 in Honolulu)

18/12/1943, Keith Richards, musician, was born.

30/11/1943, Oscar Harris, Surinamese singer, was born.

24/11/1943, Robin Williamson, musician, was born in Glasgow

14/7/1943. Jules Bledsoe, US composer, died in Hollywood (born 29/12/1898 in Waco, Texas)

26/6/1943, Georgie Fame, singer, was born.

17/6/1943, Barry Manilow, musician, was born.

30/4/1943, Bobby Vee, singer, was born.

25/4/1943, Easter Sunday. Tony Christie, singer, was born.

28/4/1943, Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian composer, died in Beverley Hills, California.

7/12/1942, Harry Chapin, singer and songwriter, was born.

17/10/1942, Gary Puckett, musician, was born.

20/8/1942, Isaac Hayes, singer, was born.

30/7/1942, Jimmy Blanton, US jazz bass-player, died in Monrovia, California.

19/7/1942, Vikki Carr, US singer, was born in El Paso, Texas

24/6/1942, Mick Fleetwood, drummer, was born.

29/5/1942. Bing Crosby recorded the bestseller White Christmas for the soundtrack of the film Holiday Inn.

11/5/1942, Ian Drury, singer, was born.

19/4/1942, Alan Price, British singer, was born near Jarrow.

25/3/1942, Aretha Franklin, US singer, was born.

4/3/1942, Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, died aged 62.

25/2/1942, Leo Ascher, Austrian composer, died in New York (born 17/8/1880 in Vienna)

13/2/1942, Peter Tork, musician, was born.

10/2/1942, American bandleader Glen Miller was presented with a gold record of his popular tune �Chattanooga Choo Choo�; the tune was the first to hit one million sales.

5/11/1941, Art Garfunkel, of Simon and Garfunkel, was born in New York.

2/11/1941, Bruce Welch, guitarist, was born.

28/10/1941, Hank Marvin, guitarist, was born.

26/10/1941, Victor Schertzinger, US composer, died in Hollywood (born 8/4/1880 in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania)

20/2/1941, Buffy Sainte-Marie, musician was born in Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada

21/1/1941, Placido Domingo, Spanish operatic tenor, was born in Madrid.

20/1/1941, Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer, was born.

26/12/1940, Oley Speaks, US composer, was born in New York

24/12/1940, Billy Hill, US composer, died in Boston (born 14/7/1899 in Boston)

23/12/1940, Eugene Record, lead singer of the band Chi-Lites, was born (died 22/7/2005)

4/12/1940, John Cale, musician, was born.

9/10/1940. John Lennon, songwriter and musician in The Beatles pop group, was born in Liverpool.He was the son of a ship�s steward.

7/7/1940, Ringo Starr, drummer in the Beatles pop group, was born Liverpool as Richard Starkey.

8/6/1940, Nancy Sinatra, daughter of singer Frank Sinatra, was born.

13/4/1940, Lester Chambers, American rock and soul singer, was born.

12/4/1940, Herbie Hancock, composer, was born.

19/2/1940, Smokey Robinson, musician, was born.

26/11/1939, Tina Turner, singer, was born.

19/8/1939, John Patrick Harrington, British composer, died in London (born 1/5/1865 in London).

3/8/1939, Eugust Enna, composer, died aged 80.

25/7/1939, Richard Akre Trythall, US composer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee

20/7/1939, Daniel Eyers Godfrey, British musician, died (born 20/6/1868).

18/7/1939, Dion DiMucci, singer, was born in the Bronx, New York

13/7/1939. Frank Sinatra made his first record, �From the Bottom of my Heart� with the Harry James band.

3/7/1939, Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano singer, was born.

16/6/1939. Chick Webb, US composer, died in Baltimore (born 10/2/1909 in Baltimore)

6/6/1939, Giacomo Aragall, tenor singer, was born

27/5/1939, Don Williams, country singer, was born.

1/5/1939, Judy Collins, US folk singer, was born in Denver, Colorado.

21/4/1939, Edna Savage, UK singer, was born (died 31/12/2000).

16/4/1939, Dusty Springfield (Mary O�Brien), British singer, was born in Hampstead, London

10/4/1939, Glen Miller recorded Little Brown Jug.

2/4/1939, Marvin Gaye, soul singer, was born.

13/3/1939, Neil Sedaka, singer and composer, was born.

1/3/1939. Leo Brouwer, composer and guitarist, was born in Havana, Cuba

11/2/1939, Gerry Goffin, US singer, was born in New York.

19/1/1939, Phil Everly, musician, was born.

9/1/1939, Johan III Strauss, musician, died in Berlin (born 16/2/1866 in Vienna)

20/12/1938, John Harbison, composer, was born in Orange, New Jersey.

12/12/1938, Connie Francis, singer, was born.

5/12/1938, JJ Cale, musician, was born.

6/11/1938, PJ Proby, singer, was born

3/10/1938, Eddie Cochran, US singer, was born.

16/8/1938, Robert Johnson, US blues singer, died in Greenwood, Missouri (born 8/5/1911 in Hazlehurst, Missouri)

2/8/1938, Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic composer, died aged 76

27/7/1938, James Thornton, composer, died in Astoria, New York (born 5/12/1861 in LiverpoolUK)

21/6/1938, Don Black, singer, was born.

13/6/1938, Gwynne Howell, opera singer, was born

12/6/1938, Ian Partridge, tenor singer, was born.

5/6/1938, Moira Anderson, Scottish singer, was born in Kirkintilloch.

29/4/1938, Klaus Voormann, rock bassist, was born in Berlin, Germany

17/3/1938. Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev born in Irkutsk, Siberia.

8/3/1938, Edgar McPhail Smith, US actor, died in Bayside, New York (born 9/12/1857 in Brooklyn, New York)

16/2/1938, John Corigliano, US composer, was born.

10/2/1938, Richard A Whiting, US composer, died in Beverly Hills, California (born 12/11/1891 in Peoria)

28/12/1937, Maurice Ravel, composer, died.

7/11/1937, Mary Allin, pop-folk musician, was born.

21/8/1937, Kenny Rogers, US country music singer, was born in Houston

11/7/1937, US composer George Gershwin died, aged 38.

15/6/1937, Waylon Jennings, US composer, was born in Littlefield, Texas.

11/5/1937, Viliam Figus, composer, died aged 62.

4/5/1937, Marisa Robles, harpist, was born.

6/4/1937, Merle Haggard, US country and western singer, was born in Bakersfield, California.

31/3/1937, Herb Alpert, US composer, was born in Los Angeles.

24/3/1937, Benjamin Luxon, baritone singer, was born.

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31/1/1937, Philip Glass, US composer, was born.

19/1/1937, Giovanna Marini, singer, was born in Rome, Italy

8/1/1937, Shirley Bassey, British singer and entertainer, was born in Cardiff, Wales.

11/11/1936, Edward German, British composer, died in London (born in Whitchurch, Shropshire, 17/2/1862)

24/10/1936, Bill Wyman, musician, was born

10/10/1936, Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer, was born in Athens.

7/9/1936, Buddy Holly, US singer songwriter, was born.

7/8/1936, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, US jazz musician, was born in Columbus, Ohio (died 5/12/1977 in Bloomington, Indiana).

22/6/1936, Kris Kristofferson, US country singer, was born in Brownsville, Texas.

25/5/1936, Tom Hall, US country singer, was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

20/5/1936, Rufus Harley, musician, was born (died 1/8/2006)

23/4/1936, Roy Orbison, singer, was born.

22/4/1936, Glen Campbell, US country singer, was born in Delight, Arkansas.

22/3/1936, Roger Whittaker, British singer, was born in Nairobi, Kenya (son of an emigrant Staffordshire grocer)

15/3/1936, Howard Greenfield, songwriter, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 1986)

9/2/1936, William Rimmer, British composer, died in Southport (born 2862 in Southport)

1/2/1936, Alex Hill, US composer, died in Little Rock, Arkansas (born 19/4/1906 in Little Rock, Arkansas)

7/1/1936, Guy d�Hardelot, French singer, died in Shepperton, Middlesex (born 1858 at Chateau d�Hardelot, Boulogne sur Mer.

1935, The Conga dance, Latin American but of Black origin, became popular.

24/12/1935, Alban Berg, composer, died in Vienna.

5/12/1935, Richard Little, US rock singer, was born in Macon, Georgia.

24/6/1935, Carlos Gardel, Uruguayan singer, died in Medellin, Colombia (born 11/12/1887 in Tacuarembo)

10/5/1935, Larry Williams, US rhythm and blues singer, was born in New Orleans (died 2/1/1980 in Los Angeles)

24/4/1935, Dan Stuart Godfrey, British musician, died (born 21/5/1893)

2/4/1935, Bennie Moten, US composer, died in Kansas City (born 13/11/1894 in Kansas City)

22/1/1935, Sam Cooke, US composer, was born in Chicago (died 11/12/1964 in Los Angeles)

24/11/1934, Alfred Schnittke, German composer, was born (died 1998).

13/10/1934, Nana Mouskouri, singer, was born in Chania, Crete, Greece.

17/7/1934, Philippe Capdenat, French composer, was born in Bordeaux, France

15/7/1934, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, was born

10/6/1934, British composer Frederick Delius died in France.

28/5/1934, The first Glyndebourne Festival began in Sussex, with Mozart�s opera Le Nozze di Figaro. The festival was begun by John Christie, husband of the opera singer Audrey Mildmay.

25/5/1934. composer Gustav Holst, who wrote The Planets, died aged 59. He was buried in Chichester Cathedral.

2/5/1934, Philip Braham, British composer, died in London.

29/4/1934, Otis Rush, musician, was born.

24/4/1934, Laurens Hammond filed a patent for an "electrical musical instrument" known today as the Hammond organ.

11/3/1934, John D Burgess, piper, was born (died 29/6/2005)

24/2/1934, Renata Scotto, soprano singer, was born

23/2/1934. Sir Edward Elgar, English composer, (born 2/6/1857), died of pneumonia in Worcester. On 10/11/1910 he conducted the first performance of his violin concerto, played by Fritz Kreisler, at the Queen�s Hall, London Applause was described as worthy of the Battle of Trafalgar.

18/2/1934, Yoko Ono, the widow of Jon Lennon, was born.

23/11/1933, Krzyszrof Penderecki, composer, was born

3/11/1933, John Barry, composer, was born.

18/10/1933, Ben Bagley, US musician, was born in Hardwick, Vermont.

10/9/1933, Adrian Ross, British singer, died in London (born 23/12/1859 in Lewisham, London)

11/8/1933, Tamas Vassary, pianist and conductor, was born.

8/8/1933, Joe Tex, (Joseph Arrington), US soul singer, was born in Baytown, Texas (died 13/8/1982 in Navasota, Texas)

15/7/1933, Julian Bream, guitarist, was born.

10/7/1933, Jerry Herman, US composer, was born in New York.

4/5/1933, James Brown, musician, was born.

29/4/1933. Rod McKuen, US composer, was born in Oakland, California

16/4/1933, Easter Sunday. Dusty Springfield, singer, was born.

12/4/1933, Montserrat Cahalle, opera and concert singer, was born.

21/2/1933, Nina Simone, singer, was born.

29/1/1933, Sacha Distel, French composer, was born in Paris.

6/1/1933, Vladimir de Pachmann, 84, renowned Russian pianist, died aged 84

1/12/1932, Amadeo Vives, Spanish composer, died in Madrid (born 18/11/1871 near Barcelona)

27/11/1932, James Ord Hume, British composer, died in London (born 14/9/1864 in Edinburgh)

15/11/1932, Petula Clark, singer, was born.

16/10/1932, Henry Lewis, US musician, was born.

11/10/1932, Dottie West, US country singer, was born in McMinnville, Tennessee

28/9/1932, Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Director-General, Royal Opera House, was born

13/9/1932, Bengt Hallberg, Swedish pianist and composer, was born.

10/9/1932, Percy E Fletcher, British composer, died in London (born in Derby 12/12/1879).

27/6/1932, Hugh Wood, composer, was born.

21/6/1932, Lalo Schifrin, US composer, was born in Buenos Aires

29/5/1932, Karl Ridderbusch, German musician, was born.

8/4/1932, Fred Ebb, US singer, was born in New York.

9/4/1932, Carl Perkins, musician, was born.

1/4/1932, Debbie Reynolds, US actress, was born in El Paso, Texas

6/3/1932, John Philip Sousa, composer, died.

4/3/1932, Miriam Makeba, singer, was born.

26/2/1932, Johnny Cash, US singer, was born.

8/2/1932, John Williams, composer and conductor, was born.

7/2/1932, Henry E Pether, British songwriter, was born in London

11/1/1932, Mary Rodgers, US composer, was born in New York

1931, The Rumba dance became popular in New York. It is Cuban-African in origin, and was being played in Madrid in the mid-1800s.

20/12/1931. Skeeter Davis, US country singer, was born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

3/10/1931. Death of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

8/9/1931, Jimmy Glover, British composer, died in Hastings (born 18/6/1861 in Kingstown, Dublin)

28/8/1931, John Shirley-Quirke, bass baritone singer, was born.

1/8/1931, Jack Elliott, US folk singer, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

7/5/1931, Teresa Brewer, US singer, was born in Toledo.

4/5/1931, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor, was born.

27/4/1931 Igor Oistrakh, violinist, was born.

13/4/1931, Anita Cerquetti, Italian soprano, was born (died 2014).

6/4/1931, Joan Carlyle, soprano singer, was born.

23/3/1931, Dame Nellie Melba, Australian singer, died.

5/3/1931. Barry Tuckwell, horn player and conductor, was born.

29/1/1931, Leslie Bricusse, composer, was born.

22/1/1931, Sam Cooke, singer, was born.

22/12/1930, Charles Kassell Harris, US composer, died in New York (born 1/5/1867 in Poughkeepsie, New York State).

3/12/1930, Andy Williams, US singer, was born.

1/12/1930, Matt Monro, British singer, was born in London (died 7/2/1985 in Ealing, west London)

22/11/1930, Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser, Scottish composer, died in Edinburgh (born 1.10/1857 in Perth).

12/10/1930, Cyril Tawney, British composer, was born in Gosport, Hampshire.

8/10/1930, Pepper Adams, US composer, was born in Highland, Michigan (died 10/0/1096 in New York)

11/8/1930, Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer

3/7/1930, Carlos Kleiber, conductor, was born.

28/5/1930, Julian Penkivil Slade, composer, was born.

22/5/1930, Kenny Ball, trumpeter, was born.

11/5/1930, Gordon Langford, British composer, was born in Edgware, Middlesex

8/5/1930, Heather Harper, soprano singer, was born.

12/4/1930, First performance, in Brno, of Leon Janacek�s opera From the House of the Dead/

9/3/1930, First performance, in Leipzig, of Kurt Weill�s opera Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahogany (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany).

22/3/1930, Stephen Sondheim, composer, was born.

2/3/1930, Stephen Sondheim, US composer, was born.

26/2/1930, Lazar Berman, pianist, was born (died 6/2/2005)

12/1/1930, First performance, in Leningrad, of Dmitri Shostakovich�s opera The Nose, based on Gogol�s short story.

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1929, The British Federation of Banjoists, Mandolinists and Guitarists was founded.

23/12/1929, Chet Baker, US singer, was born in Yale, Oklahoma (died 13/5/1988 in Amsterdam)

28/11/1929. Berry Gordy, US musician, was born in Detroit

2/11/1929, The first News Theatre Cinema opened in New York, the Embassy.

12/10/1929, Magnus Magnusson, British writer and TV presenter, was born in Reykjavik, Iceland.

29/9/1929, Lata Mangeshkar, musician, was born.

19/8/1929, Sergei Diaghilev, Russian impresario, died.

11/8/1929, Professor Alun Hoddinott, composer, was born.

10/8/1929, John Aldis, conductor, was born.

13/5/1929, Burt Bacharach, composer, was born,

3/2/1929, Val Doonican, singer, was born.

30/7/1929, Christine McGuire, American singer, was born.

26/7/1929, Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian pianist, was born in Sofia (died 2012)

23/6/1929, June Carter Cash, singer, was born.

26/5/1929, Bodewalte J Lampe, composer, died in New York (born in Ribe, Denmark, 8/11/1869)

25/5/1929, Beverly Sills, soprano singer, was born.

2/5/1929, Fred Lincoln Wray, rock guitarist, was born (died 5/11/2005)

17/4/1929, James Last, composer, was born.

8/4/1929, Jacques Brel, Belgian composer, was born in Brussels (died 9/10.1978 in Bobigny, Paris).

21/3/1929, First performance in London of Ralph Vaughan William�s opera Sir John in Love, based on Shakespeare�s play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

24/2/1929, Andre Messager, French composer, died in Paris (born 30/12/1853 in Montlucon)

10/2/1929, Jerry Goldsmith, US composer, was born in Los Angeles.

28/1/1929, Acker Bilk, British clarinettist, was born in Pensford, Somerset.

31/12/1928, Ross Barbour, US musician, was born.

30/12/1928, Bo Diddley, US rock singer, was born in McComb, Missouri.

18/12/1928, Galt McDermot, Canadian composer, was born in Montreal

3/12/1928, Andy Williams, US singer, was born in Wall Lake, Iowa.

23/11/1928, Jerry Bock, US composer, was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

18/11/1928, Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer, was born in Tbilisi (died 1994)

27/10/1928, Cleo Laine, British singer, was born in Southall, near London

23/9/1928, Frank Foster, saxophonist, was born.

12/9/1928, Howard Talbot, British composer, died in Reigate, Surrey (born 9/3/1865 in Yonkers, New York)

31/8/1928, First performance in Berlin of the opera Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), with music by Kurt Weill, adapting John Gay�s The Beggar�s Opera (1728) to the setting of 1920s Soho, London.

26/8/1928, Actress Barbara Stanwyck and vaudeville comedian Frank Fay were married in St. Louis.

22/8/1928, Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer, was born

12/8/1928, Leos Janacek, Czech composer, died aged 74.

27/7/1928, Sakari Mononen, Finnish composer, was born in Korpiselka (died 1997)

25/6/1928, Bill Russo, US composer, was born in Chicago

12/6/1928, Vic Damone, US singer, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

27/5/1928, Thea Musgrave, composer, was born.

23/5/1928, Rosemary Clooney, US singer, was born in Maysville, Kentucky.

27/3/1928, Leslie Stewart, British composer, died in Richmond, Surrey (born 15/3/1864 in Southport, Lancashire)

15/3/1928, Bob Wilber, US musician, was born in New York

26/2/1928, Fats Domino, US pianist, was born.

8/2/1928, Oslan Ellis, harpist, was born.

1927, First instance of tap dancing.

1927, The first all-electric jukeboxes were produced in Chicago. Mass production of them began in 1934 and by 1939 there were 350,000 of them in US bars and restaurants.

27/12/1927, First performance in New York of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II�s musical Show Boat.

3/12/1927, Andy Williams, singer, was born.

1/11/1927, Florence Mills, US singer, died in new York (born 25;/1/1895 in Washington DC)

24/10/1927, Gilbert Becaud, French composer, was born in Toulon.

25/9/1927, Colin Davis, conductor, was born

14/9/1927, US dancer Isadora Duncan, aged 49, was strangled to death when her long scarf became tangled in the rear wheel of a sports car.

13/8/1927, HermannAlbert, German musicologist, died in Stuttgart (born 25/3/1871, Stuttgart).

11/8/1927, Raymond Leppard, conductor, was born

19/6/1927, Karel Kupka, Czech composer, was born in Rychvald.

3/5/1927, Ernest R Ball, US composer, died in Santa Ana, California (born 21/7/1878 in Cleveland, Ohio)

27/3/1927, Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist, was born (died 27/4/2007).

18/3/1927, John Harold Kander, US composer, was born in Kansas City

1/3/1927, Harry Belafonte, singer, was born.

10/2/1927, Leontyne Price, soprano singer, was born.

27/1/1927, Nina Milkina, Russian-born pianist, was born (died 29/11/2006)

9/11/1926, Piero Cappuccilli, baritone singer, was born (died 12/7/2005)

7/11/1926, Dame Joan Sutherland, opera singer, was born.

28/10/1926, Jon Vickers, tenor singer, was born

18/10/1926, Chuck Berry, US singer, was born.

19/9/1926, Arthur Wills, composer, was born

22/8/1926, Bob Flanigan, US musician, was born.

14/8/1926, Buddy Greco, singer, was born

2/7/1926, Hans Werner Henze, composer, was born.

23/6/1926, Hank Shaw, trumpeter, was born (died 26/10/2006)

26/5/1926, Joseph Horowitz, composer, was born in Vienna

25/4/1926, First performance in Milan of Giacomo Puccini�s opera Turandot.

9/3/1926, Jerry Ross, US composer, was born in New York (died 11/11/1955 in New York)

10/1/1926, Derek Hammond-Stroud, operatic baritone singer, was born.

19/12/1925, Robert B Sherman, US songwriter, was born in New York

14/12/1925, First performance in Berlin of Alban Berg�s opera Wozzeck.

23/11/1925, Johnny Mandel, US composer, was born in New York

11/11/1925, Gunther Schuller, US composer, was born in Jackson Heights, New York

13/9/1925, Mel Torme, US composer, was born in Chicago.

10/9/1925, Roy Brown, US composer, was born in New Orleans (died in Pacoima, California, 25/5/1981)

30/8/1925, Donald O�Connor, US singer, was born in Chicago

29/7/1925, Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer, was born in Chios

6/7/1925, Bill Haley, musician, was born.

28/5/1925, Dietrich Fisher Dieskau, baritone singer, was born

25/5/1925, Henry Petrie, US composer, died in Paw Paw, Michigan (born 4/3/1857 in Bloomington, Illinois)

17/2/1925, Ron Goodwin, British composer, was born in Plymouth.

2/2/1925, David Whitfield, British singer, was born in Hull (died 16/1/1980 in Sydney)

1924, The Quick Time Foxtrot Dance developed from the Foxtrot, becoming known as the Quickstep by 1927.

29/11/1924, Composer Puccini died in Brussels.

16/11/1924, Edward Everett Rice, US composer, was born in Brighton, Massachusetts.

26/10/1924, Lew Dockstader, US singer, died (born 1856).

13/9/1924, Maurice Jarre, French composer, was born in Lyons

7/9/1924, Leonard Rosenman, US composer, was born in New York

29/8/1924, Dinah Washington, US singer, was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (died14/12/1963 in Detroit)

25/8/1924, Heinrich Berte, Hungarian composer, died in Vienna (born 8/5/1858 in Galgocz)

20/8/1924, Jim Reeves, US country singer, was born in Galloway, Texas (died 31/7/1964 in Tennessee)

14/8/1924, Lee Adams, US musician, was born in Mansfield, Ohio.

2/7/1924, Rick Besoyan, US composer, was born in Reedley, California (died in Sayville, Long Island, 13/3/1970)

17/6/1924, Sir Edward Downes, conductor, was born.

25/5/1924, Theodore F Morse, US composer, died in New York (born 13/4/1873 in Washington DC)

18/4/1924, Clarence �Gatemouth� Brown, musician, was born (died 10/9/2005)

27/3/1924, Sarah Vaughan, US singer, was born in Newark, New Jersey (died 3/4/1990 in Los Angeles)

4/3/1924, Happy Birthday to You, a song written by two US teachers, the sisters Patty and Mildred Hill, first appeared in print in a book by Robert H Coleman.

27/2/1924, Trevor Duncan, English composer, was born in Cornwall.

2/2/1924, Elfi von Dassanowsky, singer and pianist, was born in Vienna, Austria (died 2007)

6/1/1924, Earl Scruggs, US country banjoist, was born.

6/12/1923, Jim Eanes, musician, was born (died 21/11/1995).

2/12/1923, Maria Callas, Greek-US soprano singer, was born.

1/11/1923, Victoria de los Angeles, soprano singer, was born (died 14/1/2005).

17/9/1923, Hank Williams, musician, was born.

1/8/1923, Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, was born in Shibuya, Tokyo (died 2000)

29/6/1923, Gustav Kerker, composer, died in new York (born 28/2/1857 in Herford, Germany)

26/6/1923, Syd Lawrence, British bandleader, was born in Shotton, near Chester

12/6/1923, Fa�ade was performed at the Aeolian Hall, London. English poet Edith Sitwell recited her poems to William Walton�s accompanying music.

28/5/1923, Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian composer, was born (died 2006).

27/2/1923, Dexter Gordon, US jazz saxophonist, was born in Los Angeles (died 25/4/1990 in Philadelphia)

19/2/1923, Jeronomo Gimenez, Spanish composer, died in Madrid (born 10/10/1854 in Seville)

10/11/1922, John Crook, British composer, died in London (born 1852 in Manchester).

11/8/1922, Ron Grainer, Australian composer, was born in Atherton, Queensland (died 1981 in London)

27/7/1922, Bob Thiele, US songwriter, was born in Brooklyn, New York

28/4/1922, Phil Tate, bandleader, was born (died 9/12/2005)

22/4/1922, Charles Mingus, musician, was born.

8/4/1922, Carmen McRae, US singer, was born in New York

26/1/1922, Luigi Denza, Italian composer, died in London (born 24/2/1846 in Castellamare di Stabia).

3/1/1922, Siegmund Nissel, German musician, was born.

28/12/1921, Johnny Otis, US singer, was born in Vallejo, California.

16/12/1921, French composer and organist Camille Saint-Saens died aged 86.

22/10/1921, Georges Brassens, French singer, was born in Sete (died 30/10/1981 in Sete).

27/9/1921, German composer Engelbert Humperdinck died.

2/8/1921. Death of the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, whose funeral in Naples was attended by 50,000 people.

13/7/1921, Ernest Gold, Austro-US composer, was born in Vienna.

26/5/1921, Hal David, musician, was born.

17/5/1921, Bob Merrill, US composer, was born in Atlantic City

20/11/1920, Armin Schibler, Swiss composer, was born.

13/10/1920, Albert Hague, US composer, was born in Berlin.

12/8/1920, Percy Mayfield, US singer, was born (died 11/8/1984)

26/6/1920, Leonid Hambro, pianist, was born (died 23/10/2006)

18/6/1920, Ian Carmichael, British actor, was born in Hull.

23/5/1920, Helen O'Connell, US singer was born in Lima, Ohio (died 1993)

29/7/1919, Vic Lewis, British bandleader, was born in London.

30/8/1919, Kitty Wells, singer, was born.

26/8/1919, Georgia Gibbs (Freda Lipschitz), singer, was born (died 9/12/2006)

1/6/1919, Manuel Klein, US composer, died in New York (born in London, UK, 6/12/1876)

18/5/1919, Margot Fonteyne, English ballerina, was born (died 1991).

16/5/1919. Waldzin Valentino Liberace was born in Wisconsin. His father wanted him to be an undertaker.

9/5/1919, James Reese Europe, US musician, died in Boston, Massachusetts (born 22/2/1881 in Mobile, Alabama)

17/3/1919, Nat King Cole, singer, was born.

13/3/1919, Amy Woodforde-Finden, British composer, died in London (born 1860 in Valparaiso, Chile)

20/1/1919, Stepan Lucky, composer, was born.

1918, The Shimmy Dance became fashionable. It was a type of foxtrot, and remained popular through the 1920s.

16/10/1918, Felix Arndt, composer, died aged 29.

19/8/1918, Orville Gibson, US musician, died in Ogdensburg, New York.

6/8/1918, Norman Granz, US musician, was born in Los Angeles.

3/8/1918, Les Elgart, US bandleader, was born in New Haven, Connecticut

2/7/1918, Albert Sirmay, composer, was born in Budapest (died 15/1/1967 in New York)

24/5/1918, First performance of Bela Bartok�s opera A Kekszakallu Herceg Vara (Duke Bluebeard�s Castle) in Budapest.

17/5/1918, Birgit Nilsson, Swedish opera singer, was born (died 1999)

3/4/1918, Sixten Ehrling, conductor, was born (died 13/2/2005)

25/3/1918, Claude Debussy, French composer, died of cancer in London aged 55.

18/11/1917, Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer, was born.

30/10/1917, Anna Marly, singer, was born (died 15/2/2006)

8/10/1917, George Webb, British pianist, was born in London

13/9/1917, Robert Ward, American composer, was born (died 2013)

22/8/1917, John Lee Hooker, singer, was born.

21/5/1917, Dennis Day, US singer, was born in New York (died 22/5/1988 in Brentwood, California)

1/4/1917, Scott Joplin, American composer, died in poverty in an asylum.

23/3/1917, Jerry Guarnieri, US jazz composer, was born in New York (died 7/1/1985 in New York)

20/3/1917. Dame Vera Lynn was born.

20/1/1917, John Raite, baritone singer, was born (died 20/2/2005).

28/12/1916, Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer, died in Vienna (born 15/3/1835 in Vienna)

2/12/1916, Paolo Tosti, Italian composer, died (born 1846)

6/11/1916, Ray Conniff, US trombonist, was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

22/4/1916, Yehudi Menuhin, US violinist, was born.

4/1/1916, Slim Gaillard, US musician, was born in Detroit.

1915, The Foxtrot dance was becoming popular in the USA.

9/12/1915, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, singer, was born.

2/12/1915, Adolph Green, US singer, was born in New York

30/11/1915, Brownie McGhee, US blues singer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee

29/11/1915, Billy Strayhorn, US composer, was born in Dayton Ohio (died31/5/1967 in New York)

28/10/1915, The first performance of Richard Strauss�s �Alpine Symphony� in Berlin.

24/10/1915, Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone singer, was born (died 1984)

4/10/1915, George Edwardes, British musician, died in Clee, Lincolnshire (born 4/10/1855 in London)

12/9/1915, Billy Daniels, US singer, was born in Jacksonville, Florida (died 7/10/1988 in Los Angeles)

28/3/1915, Jay Livingstone, US composer, was born in McDonald, Pennsylvania.

31/7/1915, George Forest Chichester, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

15/6/1915, Eleanor Warren, cellist, was born (died 25/8/2005).

9/4/1915, Rudolph Schock, German singer, was born in Duisburg (died13/11/1986 in Berlin)

28/2/1915, Zero Mostel (Joel Samuel), US actor, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

3/2/1915, Richard Bales, composer, was born.

27/1/1915, Jack Brymer, English musician, was bornin South Shields, England (died 2003)

10/1/1915, Buddy Johnson, US composer, was born in Darlington, South Carolina (died 9/2/1977 in New York)

9/11/1914, Jean-Baptiste Faure, French opera singer, died.

7/10/1914, Alfred Drake, US singer, was born

31/5/1914, Akira Ifukube, composer, was born (died 8/2/2006)

24/5/1914, Harry Parr-Davies, British composer, was born in Briton Ferry, Glamorganshire (died 14/10/1955 in London)

16/2/1914, Jimmy Wakely, US composer, was born in Mineola, Arkansas (died23/9/1982)

13/2/1914, ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was formed in New York, to protect the interests of music composers and publishers.

12/2/1914, Tex Beneke, US saxophonist, was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

11/2/1914, Matt Dennis, US composer, was born in Seattle

10/2/1914, Larry Adler, US composer, was born in Baltimore.

9/2/1914, Ernest Dale Tubb, US country singer, was born near Crisp, Texas (died 6/9/1984 in Nashville, Tennessee)

10/12/1913, Morton Gould, US composer, was born in Richmond Hill, New York

22/11/1913, Benjamin Britten, English composer, was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

27/10/1913, Boyd Raeburn, US band leader, was born in Faith, South Dakota (died 2/8/1966 in New York)

25/8/1913, Stephen Adams, English composer, died in Buxton (born 31 January 1884 in Liverpool)

1/8/1913, Jerome Moross, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, new York (died 25/7/1983 in Miami)

18/6/1913, Sammy Cahn, US singer, was born in New York

16/6/1913, CW Murphy, British composer, died in London.

11/5/1913, Tutti Camarata, musician, was born (died 13/4/2005).

1/5/1913, Walter Susskind, conductor, was born.

25/4/1913, Earl Bostic, US composer, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (died in Rochester, New York, 28/10/1965)

4/4/1913. Frances Langford, US singer, was born in Lakeland, Florida

24/3/1913, The Palace Theater, New York, opened on Broadway, 47th Street.

26/1/1913, James Van Heusen, US composer, was born in Syracuse, New York (died 6/2/1990 in Rancho Mirage, California)

25/1/1913, Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer, was born in Warsaw (died 1994)

24/1/1913, Gustav Luders, US composer, died in Chicago (born 13/12/1865 in Bremen, Germany)

22/12/1912, Tony Martin, US singer, was born in Oakland, California.

5/9/1912, Composer John Cage was born

27/8/1912, Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first went into print as a magazine serial.

26/7/1912, Samuel Goldberg Clark, US singer, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (died 1/10/1949 in Los Angeles)

14/7/1912, Woody Guthrie, US folk singer, was born in Oklahoma.

1/7/1912, The first Royal Command Performance took place at the Palace Theatre, London, watched by King George V and Queen Mary.

9/6/1912, Edgar Evans, tenor singer, was born.

24/5/1912, Joan Hammond, New Zealand soprano singer, was born.

13/5/1912, Gil Evans, Canadian jazz pianist, was born on Toronto (died 20/3/1988 in Mexico)

7/4/1912, Easter Sunday. Jack Lawrence, US composer, was born in New York

19/2/1912, Saul Chaplin, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York

16/2/1912, Gwydion Brooke, bassoonist, was born (died 27/3/2005).

2/2/1912, Burton Lane, US composer, was born in New York

1911, The Quickstep (ballroom) Dance became popular.

21/12/1911, Paul Burkhard, Swiss composer, was born in Zurich (died in Zell, near Zurich, 6/7/1977)

3/12/1911, Nino Rota, Italian composer, was born in Rome (died 10/4/1979 in Rome)

26/10/1911, Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, was born.

13/9/1911, Bill Monroe, US country guitarist, was born in Rosine, Kentucky.

6/7/1911, Laverne Andrews, singer, was born.

14/6/1911, Johan Svendsen, Norwegian composer, died aged 70.

13/6/1911, First performance of Stravinsky�s ballet, Petrushka.

18/5/1911, The composer Gustav Mahler died of heart disease in Austria, aged 51.

13/5/1911, Maxine Sullivan, US singer, was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (died 7/4/1987 in New York)

5/5/1911, James A Bland, US composer, died in Philadelphia (born 22/10/1854 in Flushing, New York)

10/4/1911, Charles Zwar, Australian composer, was born in Broadford, Victoria (died 2/12/1989 in Oxford)

2/2/1911, Jussi Bjoerling, Swedish operatic singer, was born (died 1960).

29/1/1911, Bernard Hermann, US composer, was born in New York (died 24/12/1975 in Los Angeles)

4/1/1911, Noro Sanabia Morales, Puerto Rican composer, was born in San Juan (died 4/1/1964 in San Juan).

17/12/1910, Spade Cooley, violinist, was born in Oklahoma (died 23/11/1969 in Oakland, California)

15/12/1910, John Hammond, US record producer, was born in New York (died 10/7/1987 in New York)

7/12/1910, Edmundo Ros, bandleader, was born in Venezuela.

4/12/1910, Alex North, US composer, was born.

5/9/1910, Julian Edwards, British composer, died in Yonkers, New York (born 11/12/1855 in Manchester)

3/9/1910,Samuel Barber, US composer, was born.

7/8/1910, Frederic Charles Slack, US composer, was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin (died 10/8/1965 in Hollywood)

6/8/1910, Friedrich Schroder, composer, was born in Naefels, Switzerland (died 25/9/1972 in Berlin)

15/7/1910, Ronald Binge, British composer, was born (died 6.9/1979).

29/6/1910, Frank Loesser, US composer, was born in New York (died 28/7/1969)

23/6/1910, Jean Anouilh, French dramatist, was born (died 1987).

23/5/1910, Artie Shaw, US composer, was born in New York.

9/5/1910, Leslie Julian Jones, British composer, was born in London.

2/5/1910, Lottie Collins, British comedienne, died in London

9/4/1910, Alan Melville, British songwriter, was born in Berwick on Tweed (died 27/12/1983 in London)

25/3/1910, Magda Olivero, Italian opera soprano, was born in Saluzzo (died 2014)

23/1/1910, Django Reinhardt, Belgian jazz guitarist, was born near Charleroi (died 16/5/1953 in Fontainebleau)

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3/12/1909, Dana Suesse, US composer, was born in Kansas City.

20/10/1909, Adelaide Hall, US singer, was born in Brooklyn., New York

6/10/1909, Dudley Buck, US composer, died (born 10/3/1839).

30/9/1909, Benny Goodman, US bandleader, was born in Chicago (died in New York 13/6/1986)

25/8/1909, Ruby Keeler, US actress, was born in Halifax, Nova scotia.

17/8/1909, Larry Clinton, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 2/5/1987 in Tucson Arizona)

13/8/1909, Skinnay Ellis, US singer, was born in Salisbury, North Carolina (died 3/6/1963 in nBeverly Hills, California)

10/8/1909, Claude Thornhill, US composer, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana (died 1/7/1965 in Caldwell, New Jersey)

4/7/1909, Alec Templeton, pianist, was born in Cardiff, Wales (died 28/3/1963 in Greenwich, Connecticut)

22/6/1909, Joe Loss, British bandleader, was born in London (died 6/6/1990 in London)

14/6/1909, Burt Ives, musician, was born.

10/5/1909, Maybelle Addington Carter, US musician, was born (died 23/10/1978)

1/5/1909, George Melachrino, British composer, was born in London (died 18/6/1965 in London)

25/4/1909, Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, was born in Chrudim, Czech Republic (died 1960)

10/2/1909, Chick (William Henry) Webb, US composer,was born in Baltimore (died 16/6/1939 in Baltimore)

13/1/1909, Danny Barker, US composer, was born in New Orleans.

3/1/1909, Victor Borge, musician, was born.

12/12/1908, Fred Elizalde, Spanish composer, was born in Manila, Philippines (died 16/1/1969 in Madrid)

11/12/1908, Elliott Carter, US composer, was born.

2/11/1908, Bunny Berigan, US trumpeter and bandleader, was born in Hilbert, Wisconsin (died 2/6/1942 in New York)

19/10/1908, Spike Hughes (Patrick Cairns), British composer, was born in London (died2/2/1987 in London)

11/10/1908, Armen Carapetyan, US and composer, was born in Isfahan, Iran (died 1992)

10/10/1908, John Green, US composer, was born in New York (died 15/5/1989 in Los Angeles)

4/9/1908, Jan Savitt, composer, was born in St Petersburg, Russia (died 4/10/1948 in Sacramento, California)

10/9/1908, Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

30/8/1908, Willie Bryant, US bandleader, was born in New Orleans

26/8/1908, Tony Pastor, US entertainer, died in New York (born 28/5/1837 in New York)

29/6/1908, Leroy Anderson, US composer, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (died 18/5/1975 in Woodbury, Connecticut).

21/6/1908, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer, died at Lyubensk.

20/6/1908, Frederico Chueca, Spanish composer, died in Madrid (born 5/5/1846 in Madrid)

8/6/1908, Margherita Carioso, soprano singer, was born (died 10/1/2005).

27/5/1908, Harold Rome, US composer, was born in Hartford, Connecticut

13/5/1908, Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer, was born.

31/3/1908, Kenneth Norville, US musician, was born in Beardstown, Illinois.

26/3/1908, Louis Chauvin, US composer, died in Chicago (born St Louis, Missouri, 13/3/1881)

8/3/1908, Will Hudson, US composer, was born in Barstow, California

27/2/1908, Elisabeth Welch, US actress, was born in New York

28/1/1908, Jimmy Shand, Scottish bandleader, was born in east Wemyss, Fife.

24/1/1908, Edward MacDowell, US composer, died (born 18/12/1861).

25/12/1907, Cab Calloway, band leader, was born.

3/12/1907, Connee Boswell, US singer, was born in New Orleans (died 11/10/1976 in New York).

4/11/1907, Bennie Benjamin, West Indian composer, was born in Sat Croix, Virgin Islands.

19/10/1907, Roger Wolfe Kahn, bandleader, was born.

23/9/1907, Albert Ammons, US pianist, was born in Chicago (died 2/12/1949 in Chicago)

4/9/1907, Edward Greig, Norwegian composer, died in Bergen.

28/6/1907, Jimmy Mundy, US musician, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

10/5/1907, Walter (Pee Wee) Hunt, US trombonist, was born in Mount Healthy, Ohio (died22/6/1979 in Plymouth, Massachusetts)

18/4/1907, Miklos Rosza, composer, was born in Budapest.

26/3/1907, Leigh Harline, US composer, was born in Salt Lake City (died 10/12/1969 in Long Beach, California)

22/1/1907, In London, a strike by music hall artists disrupted theatre performances.

16/1/1907, Henk Badings, Dutch opera composer, was born in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies (died 1987)

7/1/1907, Anton Urspruch, German composer, died aged 56.

27/12/1906, Oscar Levant, US composer, was born in Pittsburgh (died 14/8/1972 in Beverly Hills, California)

10/12/1906, Harold Adamson, US singer, was born (died 17/8/1980)

4/11/1906, Arnold Cooke, composer, was born (died 13/8/2005).

15/10/1906, Victoria Regina Spivey, US composer, was born in Houston, Texas (died 3/10/1976 in new York)

25/9/1906, Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, was born.

26/8/1906, Eugen Gura, German singer, died (born 1824).

19/8/1906, Eddie Durham, US guitarist, was born in San Marcos, Texas (died 6/3/1987 in New York)

6/8/1906, Vic Dickenson, US jazz trombonist, was born in Xenia, Ohio (born 16/11/1984 in New York)

3/8/1906, Robert Emmett Dolan, US composer, was born in Hartford, Connecticut (died in California 26/9/1972)

18/6/1906, Kay Kyser, US bandleader, was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (died 23/7/1985 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

6/4/1906, Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, was born in London.

31/3/1906, David Heneker, British composer, was born in Southsea.

30/1/1906, Paul Dresser, US composer, died in New York (born 21/4/1857 in Terre Haute, Indiana)

5/1/1906, William Edward Davison, US jazz musician, was born in Defiance, Ohio (died 14/11/1989 in Santa Barbara, California)

4/1/1906, Sidney Lipton, British bandleader, was born in London.

31/12/1905, Jule Steyne, US composer, was born in London.

29/12/1905, Fred Hartley, British composer, was born in Dundee

8/12/1905, Charles Cushing, American composer, was born in Oakland, California (died 1982)

2/12/1905, Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine composer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (died 1995)

24/11/1905, Harry Barris, US composer, was born in New York (died 13/12/1962 in Burbank, California).

17/11/1905, Josef Marais, South African composer, was born (died 27/4/1978 in Los Angeles)

15/11/1905, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, British composer, was born in Venice (died in Tunbridge Wells, 30/3/1980)

23/9/1905, Myron �Tiny� Bradshaw, US singer, was born iu Youngstown, Ohio (died 26/11/1958 in Cincinatti)

12/9/1905, Boris Arapov, Russian composer, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (died 1992)

1/9/1905, Gervase Hughes, English composer, was born in Birmingham (died 1984)

29/8/1905, Jack Teagarden, US jazz trombonist, was born in Vernon, Texas (died 15/1/1964 in New Orleans)

4/7/1905, Dante Fiorillo, US composer, was born in New York City (died 1970)

22/6/1905, Leigh Walter, British composer, was born in London (died 12/6/1942 in Tobruk)

22/5/1905, Emile Jonas, French composer, died in St Germaine en Laye (born 5/3/1827 in Paris)

29/4/1905, Rudolf Schwartz, Viennese conductor who survived the Nazi concentration camps to become conductor of the BBC Symphony orchestra, was born.

6/3/1905, James Robert Wills, US country singer, was born near Kosse, Texas (died 13/3/1975 in Fort Worth, Texas)

15/2/1905, Harold Arlen, musician, was born in New York.

2/1/1905, Michael Tippett, English composer, was born.

9/12/1904, Elsie Randolph, British actress, was born in London (died 15/10/1981 in London)

20/11/1904, Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina, was born in Petergof, Russia (died 1997)

29/10/1904, Vivian Ellis, British composer, was born in Hampstead, London

20/10/1904, Anna Neagle, British actress, was born in London (died 3/6/1986 in London)

29/4/1904, Morgan Russ, US composer, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (died 7/8/1969 in Las Vegas)

10/8/1904, Gerald Bright, bandleader, was born in London (died 4/5/1974 in Vevey, Switzerland0

5/7/1904, The composer Edward Elgar was knighted.

28/6/1904, Daniel Decatur Emmett, US composer, died in Mount Vernon (born 29/10/1815 in Mount Vernon, Ohio)

26/5/1904, George Formby, British musician, was born in Wigan (died 6/3/1961 in Penwortham)

1/5/1904. Czech composer Antonin Dvorak died.

3/3/1904, GW Hunt, British composer, died in London

1/3/1904, Glenn Miller, US trombonist, was born in Clarinda, Indiana.

29/2/1904, Jimmy Dorsey, musician, was born.

4/2/1904, Predrag Milosevic, Serbian composer and conductor; was born in Knjazevac, Serbia (died 1988)

19/1/1904, Leo Soileau, US Cajun musician, was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana (died 1980)

15/1/1904, Eduard Lassen, Belgian-Danish composer, died (born 1830)

13/1/1904, Richard Addinsell, British composer, was born in Oxford (died 14/11/1977 in London)

9/1/1904, George Balanchine, ballet choreographer, was born (died 1983).

16/1/1904, Phil Harris, US singer, was born in Linton, Indiana

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29/12/1903, Clyde McCoy, US trumpeter, was born in Ashfield, Kentucky

13/12/1903. Carlos Montoya, Spanish flamenco guitarist, was born in Madrid, Spain (died. 1993)

26/10/1903, Victorin Joncieres, French composer, died (born 12/4/1839).

11/10/1903, Teddy Weatherford, US pianist, was born in Bluefield, West Virginia (died 25/4/1945 in Calcutta)

29/9/1903, Marie Geistinger, Polish singer, died in Rastenfeld (born in Graz, Styria, 26/7/1833)

15/9/1903, Roy Acuff, Country and Western musician, was born in Maynardsville, Tennessee.

27/5/1903, George Scott-Wood, British composer, was born in Glasgow (died 28/10/1978 in London)

18/7/1903, Bozidar Kunc, composer, was born.

30/6/1903, Daniel Godfrey, military musician, died in Beeston, Nottingham (born 4?9/1831 in London)

22/6/1903, Ben Pollack, US bandleader, was born in Chicago (died 7/6/1971 in Palm Springs, California)

12/5/1903, Lennox Berkeley, English composer, was born (died 1989).

3/4/1903, James Wesley Miley, US singer, was born (died 20/5/1932)

11/3/1903, Lawrence Welk, US musician, was born in Strasburg, North Dakota.

31/1/1903, Wilhelm Meyer Lutz, German composer, died in London.

28/1/1903, Jean Robert Planquette, French composer, died in Paris (born 31/3/1848 in Paris)

20/1/1903, The first showing of the musical, The Wizard of Oz, at the Majestic Theatre, New York.

27/12/1902, Sam Coslow, US composer, was born in New York

4/12/1902, Peter Yorke, British composer, was born in London (died 10/2/1966 in London)

25/9/1902, Al Hoffman, US composer, was born in Derevno, near Minsk (died 21/7/1960 in New York)

31/8/1902, Phil Carig, US composer, was born in New York (died 21/7/1960 in New York)

6/8/1902, Luis Carl Russell, US pianist, was born in Panama (died 11/12/1963 in New York)

17/6/1902, Sammy Fain, US composer, was born in New York (died in Los Angeles, 6/12/1989)

18/5/1902, Meredith Wilson, US composer, was born in mason City, Iowa (died 15/6/1984 in Santa Monica, California)

11/4/1902, Fred Gaisberg, of the Gramophone Company, made the first recordings of Caruso.

29/3/1902, Sir William Walton, English composer, was born in Oldham, Lancashire, to musical parents.

21/1/1902, Webster Booth, British singer, was born in Lincoln (died 22/6/1984 in Llandudno)

6/1/1902, Mark Brunswick, composer, was born.

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1901, The Pianola was coined as the brand name of a device that could be attached to a piano and automatically play tunes. It became obsolete when gramophone records were available.

22/11/1901, Joaquin Rodrigo, composer, was born.

22/10/1901, Frederic Archer, 63, English-born American composer and organist, died aged 63.

13/10/1901, �Jolly� John Nash, British music hall singer, was born in London.

7/10/1901, Ralph Rainger, US composer, was born in New York (died 23/10/1942 in Beverly Hills, California)

26/9/1901, Ted Weems, US bandleader, was born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (died 6/5/1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma)

17/8/1901, Edmond Audrun, French composer, died in Tierceville (born 12/4/1842 in Lyons).

15/8/1901, Ned Washington, US singer, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (died 20/12/1976)

28/7/1901, Rudy Vallee, US composer, was born in Island Pond, Vermont (died 3/7/1986 in Hollywood)

30/5/1901, Frankie Trumbauer, US saxophonist, was born (died11/6/1956 in Kansas City)

23/5/1901, Edward Rubbra, composer, was born (died 1986)

17/5/1901, Werner Egk, German composer, was born (died 1983)

3/5/1901, Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer, US composer, was born in San Francisco (died 17/5/1981 in Los Angeles)

3/4/1901, Richard D�Oyly Carte. British singer, died in London (born 3/5/1844 in London)

8/3/1901, Peter Benoit, composer, died in Antwerp (born in Flanders 17/8/1834).

1/3/1901, Tommy Jarrell, US fiddler and banjo player who attained nationwide recognition in the 1960s, was born.

17/2/1901, Ethelbert Nevin, US composer, was born (died 17/2/1901 in New Haven, Connecticut)

16/2/1901, Wayne King, US composer, was born in Savannah, Illinois (died 16/7/1985)

27/1/1901, Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi died in Milan aged 87. His works included La Traviata and Il Travatore.

20/12/1900, Ted Florito, US composer, was born in Newark, new Jersey (died 22/7/1971 in Scottsdale, Arizona)

8/12/1900, Henry Russell, British composer, died in London (born 24/12/1812 in Sheerness)

25/11/1900, Arthur Schwartz, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, new York (died 3/9/1984 in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania)

23/11/1900, Rosetta Duncan, was born in Los Angeles (died in Chicago 4/12/1959)

22/11/1900, Arthur Sullivan, British composer, died in London (born 13/5/1842 in London)

8/11/1900, Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, was born in Ghent, Belgium

15/10/1900, In the US the Boston Symphony Hall opened. The first concert was given there on 16/11/1900.

27/9/1900, Isidore Godfrey, English conductor, was born in London (died12/9/1977 in Sussex)

5/9/1900, Monte Rey, British singer, was born near Glasgow.

29/7/1900, Don Redman, US composer, was born in Piedmont, West Virginia (died 30/11/1964 in New York)

13/7/1900, George Lewis, US jazz musician, was born in New Orleans (died 31/12/1968 in New Orleans)

9/6/1900, Fred Waring, US composer, was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania (died 29/7/1984 in Danville, Pennsylvania)

21/4/1900, Charles Beecher, US composer, died in Georgetown, Massachusetts (born in Litchfield, Connecticut 7/10/1815).

17/3/1900, Alfred Newman, US composer, was born in New Haven, Connecticut (died 17/2/1970 in Hollywood)

10/3/1900, Peter de Rose, US composer, was born in New York (died 23/4/1953 in New York).

2/3/1900, Kurt Weill, German-US composer, was born.

25/2/1900, Victor Sylvester, British author, was born in Wembley, Middlesex (died 14/8/1978 in Le Lavandou, France)

4/2/1900, James Lyman Molloy, British composer, died in Henley on Thames (born in Kings County, Ireland, 19/8/1837)

3/2/1900, Mabel Mercer, singer, was born in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire (died 20/4/1984 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts)

30/1/1900, Isaak Dunayevsky, Russian composer, was born near Poltava, Ukraine (died 25/7/1955 in Moscow)

26/1/1900, Karl Ristenpart, conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Saar, was born in Kiel (died 1967)

14/1/1900, Puccini�s opera Tosca premiered at Teatro Costanzi, now the Rome Opera House.

12/1/1900, Harry Roy, British bandleader, was born in London (died 1/2/1971 in London)

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31/12/1899, Karl Millocker, Austrian composer, died in Baden Bei Wien (born 29/4/1842 in Vienna)

21/12/1899, Charles Lamoureux, French violinist, died (born 28/9/1834).

22/11/1899, Hoagy Carmichael, US composer, was born in Bloomington, Indiana (died 28/12/1981 in Palm Springs, California)

9/11/1899, Milton Mesirow, US musician, was born in Chicago (died 5/8/1972 in Paris)

10/10/1899, Billy Ternent, British composer, was born in North Shields (died 23/3/1977 in London)

11/9/1899, Jimmie Davis, composer, was born.

22/8/1899, Jack Payne, British bandleader, was born in Leamington Spa (died 4/12/1969 in London)

14/7/1899, Billy Hill, US composer, was born in Boston (died 24/12/1940 in Boston)

3/6/1899, Johann Strauss the Younger, Austrian composer, violinist, and conductor, who wrote The Blue Danube waltz, died in Vienna.

28/5/1899, Lew Stone, British composer, was born in London (died 13/2/1969 in London)

10/5/1899, Fred Astaire, singer, was born.

7/1/1899, Al Bowlly, South African singer, was born in Maputo, Mozambique (died 17/4/1941 in London).

1898, The English Folk Dance and Song Society was formed

29/12/1898, Jules Bledsoe, US composer, was born in Waco, Texas (died 14/7/1943 in Hollywood).

20/12/1898, Irene Dunne, US actress, was born in Louisville, Kentucky (died 4/9/1990 in Los Angeles)

14/10/1889, Spencer Williams, US composer, was born in New Orleans (died 14/7/1965 in Flushing, New York)

8/10/1898, Clarence Williams, US composer, was born in Planquemines, Louisiana (died 6/11/1965 in Queens, New York)

27/9/1898, Vincent Youmans, US composer, was born in New York (died 5/4/1946 in Denver)

26/9/1898, George Gershwin, composer, was born.

7/9/1898, Robert MacGimsey, US composer, was born (died 13/3/1979)

1/9/1898, Marilyn Miller, US actress, was born in Evansville, Indiana (died 7/4/1936 in New York)

15/8/1898, Charles Tobias, US composer, was born in New York (died 7/7/1970 in New York)

26/7/1898, Hubert Fields, US musician, was born in New York (died 24/3/1958 in New York).

15/7/1898, Noel Gay, British composer, was born in Wakefield (died 3/3/1954 in London)

2/5/1898, Henry Hall, British composer, was born in Peckham, London (died 28/10/1989 in Eastbourne)

10/1/1898, Arthur James Johnston, US composer, was born in New York (died 1/5/1954 in Coorona del Mar, California)

9/1/1898, Gracie Fields, singer and music hall star, was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, as Gracie Stansfield.

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20/9/1897, Karel Bendl, Bohemian composer, died in Prague (born in Prague 16/4/1838).

18/9/1897, Sammy H Stept, composer, was born in Odessa, Russia (died 2/12/1964 in Los Angeles)

11/9/1897, Gus Arnheim, US bandleader, was born in Philadelphia (died 19/1/1955 in Los Angeles).

8/9/1897, Jimmie Rodgers, US country and folk singer, was born (died 26/5/1933 in New York)

24/8/1897, Fred Rose, US composer, was born in Evansville, Indiana 9died 1/12/1954 in Nashville)

4/8/1897, Abraham Lyman, US composer, was born in Chicago (died 23/10/1957 in Beverly Hills, California)

27/6/1897, Maceo Pinkard, US composer, was born in Bluefield, West Virginia (died 21/7/1062 in New York)

29/5/1897, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer, was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (died 29/11/1957 in Hollywood)

18/5/1897, John Winterbottom, bassoonist, died in Putney (born 1817)

10/5/1897, William Best, English organist, died in Liverpool (born 13/8/1826 in Carlisle).

2/5/1897, Fred J Coots, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York

28/4/1897, Felix Bernard, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 20/10/1944 in Hollywood).

3/4/1897, Johannes Brahms, German composer, died at his home in Vienna, aged 64.

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6/12/1896, Ira Gershwin, songwriter, was born.

1/12/1896, Ray Henderson, US composer, was born in Buffalo, New York (died 31/12/1970 in Greenwich, Connecticut)

4/11/1896, Harry Woods, US composer, was born in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts (died13/1/1970 in Phoenix)

31/10/1896, Ethel Walters, US singer, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania (died 1/9/1977 in Chatsworth, California)

18/10/1896, Frederick Hollander, composer, was born in London (died in Munich, 18/1/1976)

14/9/1896, James C Johnson, US composer, was born in Chicago (died 27/2/2981 in New York)

5/9/1896, Phil Baxter, US composer, was born in Navarro County Texas (died in Dallas 2/11/1972).

23/8/1896, Wendell Woods Hall, US composer, was born in St George, Kansas (died 2/4/1969 in Fairhope, Alaska)

7/8/1896, Ernesto Leucona, Cuban composer, was born (died 29/11/1963)

28/6/1896, Jenny Hill, British music hall singer, died in Brixton, London (born 1848).

10/4/1896, Edith Day, US actress, was born in Minneapolis (died 2/5/1971 in London)

22/2/1896, Nacio Herb Brown, US composer, was born in Deming, New Mexico (died 28/9/1964 in Beverly Hills, California).

1/2/1896, The opera La Boheme premiered in Turin, Italy.

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30/12/1895, George Ware, British composer, died in London (born 1829 in London)

16/12/1895, Andy Razaf, US singer, was born in Washington DC (died 3/2/1973 in Hollywood)

28/11/1895, Jose Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, was born in Valencia, Spain (died 1980).

25/10/1895, Sir Charles Halle, English pianist and conductor, died (born 11/4/1819).

6/10/1895 Sir Henry Wood�s promenade concerts began at Queen�s Hall, London.

17/9/1895, William McKinney, US bandleader, was born in Cynthia, Kentucky (died 14/10/1969 in Detroit)

10/8/1895, Harry Richman, US composer, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio (died3/11/1972 in Hollywood)

25/7/1895, Yvonne Printemps, French actress, was born (died 18/1/1977 in Paris)

13/7/1895, John Carrodus, violinist, died (born 20/1/1836)

12/7/1895, Oscar II Hammerstein, US songwriter, was born in New York (died 23.8/1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

10/7/1895, Carl Orff, composer, was born.

4/7/1895, Irving Caesar, US songwriter, was born in New York

17/6/1895, Sam Wooding, US bandleader, was born in Philadelphia (died 1/8/1985 in New York)

15/6/1895, Franz Friedrich Richard Genee, Polish composer, died in Baden (born 7/2/1823 in Danzig)

14/6/1895, Cliff Edwards, US singer, was born.

21/5/1895, Franz von Suppe, composer, died in Vienna (born 18/4/1819 in Split)

2/5/1895, Lorenz Milton Hart, US songwriter, was born in New York (died 22/11/1943 in New York)

6/3/1895, Henry Lazarus, British clarinettist, died (born 1/1/1815).

17/2/1895, The ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky was first performed in full length at St Petersburg, Russia.

7/2/1895, Irving Aaronson, composer, was born in New York, USA (died 10/5/1963).

16/1/1895, Irene Bordoni, singer, was born in Corsica (died 10/3/1953 in New York).

10/1/1895, Benjamin Godard, French composer, died (born 18/8/1849).

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13/11/1894, Bennie Moten, US composer, was born in Kansas City, Missouri (died 2/4/1935 in Kansas City)

3/11/1894, Max Darewski, British composer, was born in Manchester (died 26/9/1929 in London)

27/10/1894, Alphons Czibulka, Hungarian composer, died in Vienna (born 14/5/1842 in Szepes Varallya)

25/9/1894, Jack Strachey, British composer, was born in London (died 27/5/1972 in London)

22/9/1894, Dave Dreyer, US composer, was born in New York.

13/9/1894, French composer Alexis Chabrier died (born 18/1/1841).

15/8/1894, Harry Akst, US composer, was born in New York (died 31/3/1963 in Hollywood).

14/8/1894, Ada Beatrice Smith, US singer, was born in Alderson, West Virginia (died 31/1/1984 in New York)

14/7/1894, Ted Koehler, US musician, was born in Washington DC (died 17/1/1973 in Santa Monica, California)

10/7/1894, James McHugh, US composer, was born in Boston (died 23/5/1969 in Beverly Hills, California)

15/6/1894, Robert Russell Bennett, US composer, was born in Kansas City (died in New York, 17/8/1981).

10/5/1894, Dimitri Tiomkin, composer, was born in St Petersburg, Russia (died 11/11/1979 in London)

23/4/1894, Charles Edward Davenport, US composer, was born in Anniston, Alabama (died 3/12/1955 in Cleveland)

19/2/1894, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Spanish composer, died in Madrid (born 3/8/1823 in Madrid).

1/2/1894, Herman Hupfeld, US composer, was born in Montclair, New Jersey (died 8/6/1951 in Montclair)

31/1/1894, Isham Jones, US composer, was born in Coalton, Ohio (died 19/10/1956 in Florida)

 

Saxophone invented

9/2/1894, Adolphe Sax, the Belgian musical instrument maker who invented the Saxophone, died in Paris.

23/6/1848. Adolfe Sax, born on 6/11/1814 in Dinant, Belgium, was awarded a patent for the saxophone.

30/7/1845, The French Army introduced the saxophone to its band.

6/11/1814, Adolphe Sax, Belgian musician and instrument-maker who invented the Saxophone and Saxhorn, was born.

 

24/12/1893, Harry Warren, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 22/9/1981 in Los Angeles)

10/12/1893, Lew Brown, US singer, was born in Odessa (died in New York 5/2/1958).

6/11/1893. Composer Peter Illich Tchaikovsky, born.7/5/1840, died of cholera, after drinking infected water.

9/10/1893, Sir George Elvey, composer, died (born 27/3/1816)

31/8/1893, Leslie Bridgewater, British composer, was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire (died19/3/1975 in Hong Kong).

16/3/1893, Abel Baer, US composer, was born in Baltimore (died 5/10/1976 in New York).

15/2/1893, Walter Donaldson, US composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 15/7/1947 in Santa Monica, California)

14/2/1893, Perry Bradford, US composer, was born in Montgomery, Alabama (died 20/4/1970 in New York).

28/1/1893, Julius Eichberg, German composer, died (born 13/6/1824).

28/11/1892, Harry Carroll, US composer, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (died in Santa Barbara, California, 26/12/1962)

3/11/1892, Herve, French composer, died in Paris (born 30/6/1825 in Houdain, near Arras)

28/10/1892, Oliver (Dink) Johnson, US musician, was born in Biloxi, Missouri (died 29/11/1954 in Portland, Oregon)

24/10/1892, Robert Franz, German composer, died (born28/6/1815).

24/9/1892, Patrick Gilmore, US bandmaster, died (born 1829).

19/9/1892, Fred E Ahlert, US composer, was born in New York (died in New York, 20/10/1953).

4/9/1892, Darius Milhaud, composer, was born.

8/7/1892, Russell, J Robinson, US composer, was born in Indianapolis (died 30/9/1963 in Palmdale, California)

2/7/1892, Jack Hylton, British bandleader, was born in Great Lever, Lancashire (died 29/1/1965 in London)

10/6/1892, Martin Broones, US composer, was born in New York (died 10/8/1971 in Beverly Hills, California).

6/6/1892, Ted Lewis, US composer, was born in Circleville, Ohio (died 25/8/1971 in New York)

18/5/1892, Ezio Pinza, Italian baritone singer, was born in Rome (died 9/5/1957 in Stamford, Connecticut)

16/5/1892, Richard Tauber, compose, was born in Linz, Austria (died 8/1/1948 in London)

28/4/1892, John Jacob Niles, US composer, was born in Louisville, Kentucky (died 1/5/1980 in Lexington, Kentucky)

23/4/1892, Edouard Lalo, French composer, died.

9/2/1892, Peggy Wood, US actress, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 18/3/1978 in Stamford, Conecticut)

8/1/1892, Phyllis Monkman, British comedienne, was born in London (died 2/12/1976 in London)

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28/12/1891, Alfred Cellier, English composer, died (born 1/12/1844).

15/12/1891, Alvin Pleasant Carter, collector of Irish and English folk songs, was born in the USA.

21/11/1891, Charlie Johnson, US bandleader, was born in Philadelphia (died 13/12/1959 in New York)

12/11/1891, Richard A Whiting, US composer, was born in Peoria, Illinois (died 10/2/1938 in Beverly Hills, California)

5/11/1891, Vinton Freedley, US musicals producer, was born in Philadelphia 9died5/6/1969 in new York)

29/10/1891, Fanny Brice, singer, was born.

18/6/1891, Conrad K Dober, US composer, was born in New York (died 28/9/1938 in Van Nuys, California)

13/6/1891, Richard Jones, US composer, was born (died 8/12/1945 in Chicago)

10/6/1891, Albert Dubin, US singer, was born in Zurich, Switzerland (died 11/2/1945 in New York)

9/6/1891, Cole Porter, composer, was born.

4/6/1891, Ermo Rapee, composer, was born in Budapest (died 26/6/1945 in New York)

30/5/1891, Ben Bernie, US bandleader, was born in Bayonne, New Jersey (died 20/10/1943 in Beverly Hills, California).

14/5/1891, Grant Clarke, US singer, was born in Akron, Ohio (died 16/5/1931)

5/5/1891, New York�s Carnegie Hall opened on west 57th Street. Until 1962 it was the city�s premier concert hall.

21/2/1891, Karl King, US composer, was born in Painterville, Ohio (died 31/3/1971 in Fort Dodge, Iowa)

12/2/1891, Maurice Yvain, French composer, was born in Paris (died 28/7/1965 in Paris)

16/1/1891, Clement Delibes, French composer, died (born 21/2/1836).

5/1/1891, Emma Abbot, US opera singer, died in Salt Lake City.

21/12/1890, Niels Gade, Danish composer, died (born 22/2/1817).

2/12/1890, Fate Marable, US bandleader, was born in Paducah, Kentucky (died 16/1/1947 in St Louis, Missouri)

8/11/1890, Cesar Franck, French composer, died (born 10/12/1822).

12/8/1890, Alfred Goodman, US composer, was born in Nikopol, Russia (died 20/1/1972 in New York)

28/5/1890, Victor Neszler, German composer, died.

21/5/1890, Harry Austin Therney, US composer, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (died 22/3/1965 in New York)

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3/12/1889, Charles Handel Rand Marriott, British composer, died in Hastings (born in London 3/11/1831)

24/11/1889, Frederic Clay, English composer, died (born 3/8/1838).

10/10/1889, Adolf von Henselt, German composer, died (12/5/1814).

26/9/1889, Frank Crumit, US composer, was bornin Jackson, Ohio (died 7/9/1943 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts)

6/9/1889, Louis Silvers, US composer, was born in New York (died 26/3/1954 in Hollywood)

10/7/1889, Noble Sissle, US bandleader, was born in Indianapolis (died 17/12/1975 in Tampa, Florida)

7/7/1889, Giovanni Bottesini, Italian composer, died in Parma (born in Lombardy 24/12/1823).

4/7/1889, Joe Young, US singer, was born in New York (died 21/4/1839 in New York)

20/5/1889, Felix Arndt, US composer, was born in New York (died 16/10/1918 in Harmon on Hudson, New York State).

29/3/1889, Howard Lindsay, US singer, was born in Waterford, New York (died 11/2/1968 in new York)

20/1/1889, Huddie William Ledbetter, US folk and blues singer, was born (died 6/12/1949 in New York)

31/1/1889, Josef Gung�l, Hungarian composer, died (born 1/12/1810).

16/8/1888, Armand Piron, US composer, was born in New Orleans (died 17/2/1943 in New Orleans)

21/5/1888, May Aufderheide, US composer, was born in Indianapolis (died 1/9/1972 in Pasadena, California).

10/5/1888, Max Steiner, composer, was born in Vienna (died 28/12/1971 in Beverly Hills, California)

26/3/1888, Francis Bache, composer, died in London (born 14.9/1833 in Birmingham)

22/2/1888, Jean Alard, French violinist, died in Paris (born 8/5/1815 in Bayonne).

15/2/1888, Horatio Nicholls, British composer, was born in Leicester (died 19/5/1964 in London)

21/2/1888, Harry Archer, US composer, was born in Creston, Iowa (died 23/4/1960 in New York).

14/1/1888, Stephen Heller, Austrian composer, died (born 15/5/1815)

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11/12/1887, Carlos Gardel, Uruguayan singer, was born in Tacuarembo (died 24/6/1935 in Medellin, Colombia)

6/12/1887, Joseph Francis Lamb, US musician, was born in Montclair, New Jersey (died 3/9/1960 in Brooklyn, New York)

28/11/1887, Louis Achille Hirsch, US composer, was born in New York (died 13/5/1924 in New York)

9/11/1887, Euday Bowman, US composer, was born in Fort Worth, Texas (died 26/5/1949 in New York)

7/8/1887, Charles Roberts, US composer, was born in Philadelphia (died 5/2/1968 in New York)

31/3/1887, Thursday (-21,222) Jose Maria Usandizaga, Spanish composer, was born in San Sebastian (died 6/10/1915 in Yanti)

28/2/1887, Alexander Borodin, Russian composer, died in St Petersburg.

5/1/1887, Clifford Grey, British songwriter, was born in Birmingham (died 25/9/1941 in Ipswich)

1886, The Glockenspeil was invented by Auguste Mustel,

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25/12/1886, Edward Ory, US jazz trombonist, was born in La Place, Louisiana (died 23/1/1973 in Hawaii)

9/11/1886, Ed Wynn, US actor, was born in Philadelphia (died 19/6/1966 in Beverly Hills, California)

7/8/1886, Nelson Keys, British actor, was born in London (died 26/4/1939 in London)

31/7/1886, Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer, died aged 74, in Bayreuth, Bavaria.

26/5/1886, Charles Louis Napoleon D�Albert, German composer, died in London (born 25/2/1809 in Nienstetten, Hamburg)

24/2/1886, Harry Welchmann, British actor, was born in Barnstaple, Devon (died 3/1/1966 in London)

21/1/1886, Joseph Tunbridge, British composer, was born in London (died 28/12/1961 in London)

31/12/1885, Edgar Leslie, US composer, was born in Stamford, Connecticut.

13/11/1885, Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, was born in London (died 4/1/1969 in Esher)

25/10/1885, Sam M Lewis, US singer, was born in New York (died 22/11/1959 in New York)

8/8/1885, Gene Buck, US singer, was born in Detroit (died 25/2/1857 in Great Neck, New York)

12/7/1885, Oscar Hammerstein II, singer, was born.

5/6/1885, Sir Julius Benedict, composer, died in London (born in Stuttgart 27/11/1804).

31/5/1885, Fred Barnes, British singer, was born in Birmingham (died 23/10/1938 in Southend).

12/5/1885, Ferdinand Hiller, German composer, died (born 24/10/1811).

11/5/1885, Joseph Oliver, US composer, was born (died 10/4/1938 in Savannah, Georgia)

31/3/1885, Franz Abt, German composer, (born 22/12/1819 in Eilenburg, Saxony) died in Weisbaden.

14/3/1885, The Mikado opera by Gilbert and Sullivan opened at The Savoy Theatre, London.

21/2/1885, Joseph Fields, US musician, was born in New York (died 3/3/1966 in New York)

10/2/1885, George Baker, British singer, was born in Birkenhead (died 8/1/1976 in Pontrilas, Hereford).

27/1/1885, Jerome David Kern, US composer, was born in New York (died 11/11/1945 in New York)

23/11/1884, Guy Bolton, British musician, was born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire (died 6/9/1979).

27/11/1884, Fanny Essler, Austrian dancer, died (born 23/6/1810).

3/11/1884, GH Elliott, British singer, was born in Rochdale, Lancashire (died 1/11/1962 in Brighton)

8/6/1884, Henry Clay Work, US composer, died in Hartford, Connecticut (born 1/10/1832 in Middletown, Connecticut)

26/5/1884, Charles Winninger, US actor, was born in Athens, Wisconsin (died 19/1/1969 in Palm Springs California)

12/5/1884, Bohemian composer Bedrich Smetana died in an asylum for the insane.

29/4/1884, Sir Michael Costa, British composer, died (born 14/2/1808).

18/3/1884, Joe Burke, US composer, was born in Philadelphia (died 9/6/1950 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania).

16/2/1884, Bert Kalmar, US songwriter, was born in New York (died 18/9/1947 in New York)

24/1/1884, Fred Thompson, british singer, was born in London (died 10/4/1949 in London)

10/11/1883, Dave Stamper, US composer, was born in New York (died 18/9/1963 in Poughkeepsie, New York)

6/11/1883, Hubert Bath, British composer, was born in Barnstaple (died 24/4/1945 in Harefield).

17/4/1883, Herman Darewski, British composer, was born in Minsk (died 21/6/1947 in London)

18/3/1883, Maurice Abrahams, US composer, was born in Russia (died 13/4/1931).

15/3/1883, Ford T Dabney, US composer, was born in Washington DC (died 21/6/1958 in New York)

 

Richard Wagner

18/2/1883, Funeral of the composer Wagner held at Bayreuth.

26/7/1882, Richard Wagner�s opera Parsifal premiered in Bayreuth,

13/1/1882, Richard Wagner completed his opera Parsifal.

17/8/1876, Wagner�s opera Gotterdammerung premiered at Bayreuth.

13/8/1876, The Bayreuth Festepeilhaus opened with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner�s Ring Cycle.

22/5/1872, In Germany, the foundation stone of the Bayreuth Theatre was laid. It was built specially for the performance of Wagner�s works.

25/8/1870, German composer Richard Wagner, then aged 57, married Cosima Liszt, daughter of Franz Liszt, in Lucerne, Switzerland.

26/6/1870, Richard Wagner�s opera Valkyrie premiered in Munich.

22/9/1869, Richard Wagner�s opera Das Rheingold premiered in Munich.

21/6/1868, First performance, in Munich, of Wagner�s opera Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg

10/6/1865, First performance, in Munich, of Wagner�s opera Tristan und Isolde

19/10/1845, Wagner�s opera �Tannhauser� was first performed at Dresden.Wagner�s music inspired either wonder or loathoing, and he was highly anti-semitic.

2/1/1843, Richard Wagner�s opera The Flying Dutchman premiered in Dresden.

22/5/1813, Richard Wagner, German operatic composer, was born in Leipzig.

 

24/1/1883, Friedrich Flotow, German composer, died (born 27/4/1812).

24/12/1882, John Blockley, British composer, died in London (born in London 1800).

24/10/1882, Emmerich Kalman, Hungarian composer, was born in Siofok (died 30/10/1953 in Paris)

28/8/1882, Adolphus Frederick Godfrey, military musician, died in London.

22/7/1882, John C Spikes, US songwriter, was born in Dallas (died 28/6/1955 in Pasadena, California)

17/6/1882, Igor Stravinsky, composer, was born.

17/4/1882, Artur Schnabel, pianist, was born.

25/3/1882, Haydn Wood, British composer, was born in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire (died11/3/1959 in London)

5/3/1882, Egbert Anson Van Alstyne, US composer, was born in Chicago (died 9/7/1951)

11/2/1882, Joe Jordan, US composer, was born in Cincinnati (died 9/9/1971 in Tacoma)

7/2/1882, Wilbur C Sweatman, US composer, was born (died 9/3/1961 in New York)

31/1/1882, Peter Dawson, Australian composer, was born in Adelaide (died 26/9/1961 in in Sydney)

20/11/1881, Arthur Marshall, US composer, was born (died 18/8/1968 in Kansas City)

5/10/1881, James Tim Brymn, US composer, was born in Kinston, North Carolina (died 3/10/1946 in New York).

28/9/1881, Henry Ernest Geehl, British composer, was born in London (died 14/1/1961 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)

15/8/1881, Ted Snyder, US composer, was born in Freeport, Illinois (died 16/7/1965 in Woodland Hills, California)

28/3/1881, Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer, died of chronic alcoholism aged 42.

25/3/1881, Bela Bartok, Hungarian composer, was born.

25/2/1881, Kenneth J Alford, British composer, was born in London (died 15/5/1945 in Reigate).

22/2/1881, James Reese Europe, US pianist, was born in Mobile, Alabama (died 9/5/1919 in Boston, Massachusetts)

5/10/1880, Jacques Offenbach, composer, died in Paris.

17/8/1880, Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist, died (born 5/2/1810).

10/5/1880, Sir John Goss, English composer, died (born 27/12/1800).

8/4/1880, Victor Schertzinger, US composer, was born in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania (died 26/10/1941 in Hollywood)

23/1/1880, Percy Wenrich, US composer, was born (died 17/3/1952 in New York)

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7/12/1879, Rudolf Friml, Bohemian-US composer, was born in Prague (died 12/11/1972 in Los Angeles)

23/10/1879, Ernie Erdman, US songwriter, was born in Pittsburgh (died 1/11/1946 in Rockford, Illinois)

22/9/1879, Charles Borel-Clerc, French composer, was born in Pau (died 9/4/1959 in Cannes)

18/8/1879, Gus Edwards, US composer, was born in Prussia (died 7/11/1945 in Hollywood)

22/7/1879, Harry Armstrong, US composer, was born in Somerville, Massachusetts (died 28/2/1951 in New York)

9/7/1879, Ottorino Respighi, composer, was born.

6/7/1879, Henry Smart, English organist, died (born 26/10/1813).

1/6/1879, Raymond Hubbell, US composer, was born in Urbana, Ohio (died 13/12/1954 in Miami)

29/4/1879, Sir Thomas Beecham, English conductor, born.

30/3/1879, Teodoro Cottrau, Italian composer, died in Naples (born 27/11/1827 in Naples)

23/12/1878, Wilfrid Sanderson, British composer, was born in Ipswich (died 10/12/1935 in Nutfield, Surrey)

4/11/1878, Jean Schwartz, composer, was born in Budapest (died 30/11/1956 in Sherman Oaks, California)

15/8/1878, Harold Fraser-Simson, British composer, was born in London (died 19/1/1944 in London)

21/7/1878, Ernest R Ball, US composer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio (died 3/5/1927 in Santa ana, California).

25/5/1878, Bill �Bojangles� Robinson, tap dancer, was born

12/4/1878, Charles Neil Daniels, US composer, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas (died 23/1/1943 in Los Angeles)

29/3/1878, Albert Von Tilzer, US composer, was born in Indianapolis (died 1/10/1956 in Los Angeles)

24/1/1878, Percy Greenbank, British singer, was born in London (died 19/12/1968 in Rickmansworth)

6/11/1877, Ernest Irving, British composer, was born in Godalming, Surrey (died 24/10/1953 in London)

6/9/1877, Charles Bolden, US bandleader, was born in New Orleans (died 4/11/1931 in Jackson, Louisiana.

1/9/1877, Frank E Tours, British composer, was born in London (died 2/2/1963 in London)

16/8/1877, Karl Hoschna, US composer, was born in Kuschwarda, Bohemia (died 22/12/1911 in New York)

27/7/1877, Ernst von Dohnanyi, Hungarian pianist (died New York, 9/2/1960) was born in Pozsony, Hungary.

4/3/1877, Tchaikovsky�s ballet Swan lake was first performed, at the Bolshoi theatre, Moscow.

17/2/1877, Donald Brian, Canadian singer, was born in St Johns, Newfoundland (died 22/12/1948 in Great Neck, New York)

6/12/1876, Manual Klein, composer, was born in London (died 1/6/1919 in New York)

4/12/1876, Hermann Goetz, German composer, died (born 17/12/1840).

3/12/1876, Charles Leslie Johnson, US composer, was born in Kansas City (died 28/12/1950 in Kansas City)

29/8/1876, Felicien David, French composer, died (born 13/4/1810).

6/7/1876, Will D Cobb, US singer, was born in Philadelphia (died 20/1/1930 in New York)

28/6/1876, August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian musician, died in Vienna (born 1816).

14/4/1876, Florrie Forde, Australian music hall singer, was born in Fitzroy, near Melbourne (died 18/4/1940 in Aberdeen)

13/3/1876, Joseph von Fuhrich, Austrian painter, died (born 9/2/1800).

30/9/1875, Fred Fisher, US composer, was born in Cologne (died 14/1/1942 in New York)

9/8/1875, Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French composer, was born in Caracas (died 28/1/1947 in Paris)

3/6/1875, Georges Bizet, French composer of the opera Carmen, died in Bougival near Paris.

29/4/1875, Paul A Rubens, British composer, was born in London (died 25/2/1917 in Falmouth)

4/4/1875, Joseph Szulc, Polish composer, was born in Warsaw (died 10/4/1956 in Paris)

7/3/1875, Maurice Ravel, French composer, was born in Ciboure in the Basque Country.

3/3/1875, George Bizet�s opera Carmen was first performed for the first time, in Paris.

15/2/1875, Sir William Bennett, English composer, died in St Johns Wood, London (born in Sheffield 13/4/1816).

24/1/1875, Arthur Wood, British composer, was born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (died 18/1/1953 in London)

26/11/1874, Vesta Victoria, British music hall singer, was born in Leeds (died 7/4/1951 in London)

12/11/1874, Bert Williams, US actor, was born in Antigua (died 4/2/1922 in New York)

29/9/1874, Bert Feldman, British music publisher, was born in Hull (died 25/3/1945 in Blackpool)

21/9/1874, Gustav Holst, English composer, who wrote The Planets, was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, as Gustavus Theodore von Holst, of Swedish origin.

13/9/1874, Arnold Schoenberg, composer, was born.

19/8/1874, Abraham Holzmann, US composer, was born in New York (died 16/1/1939 in East Orange, New Jersey)

28/6/1874, Oley Speaks, US composer, was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (died 27/8/1948 in New York)

30/3/1874, Ned Wayburn, US musicals director, was born in Pittsburgh (died 2/9/1942 in New York)

20/3/1874, Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer, died in Copenhagen (born 2/5/1810 in Copenhagen)

12/3/1874, Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, was born in Vienna (died4/10/1949 in Vienna)

14/10/1873, Jose Simeon Serrano, Spanish composer, was born in Sueca, Valencia (died 8/3/1943 in Madrid)

18/8/1873, Otto Harbach, US singer, was born in Salt :Lake City (died 24/1/1963 in New York City)

11/8/1873, Rosamond Johnson, US composer, was born in Jacksonville, Florida (died 11/11/1854 in New York)

1/4/1873, Sergei Rachmaninov, last of the great Russian romantic composers, was born in Oneg, Nijni Novgorod. He later settled in the USA.

25/2/1873, Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor, was born in Naples.

4/2/1873, Reverend George Bennard, US composer, was born in Youngstown, Ohio (died 10/10/1958 in Reed City, Michigan)

4/11/1872, Herman Finck, British composer, was born in London (died 21/4/1939 in London)

12/10/1872, Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer, was born.

28/8/1872, Alfred Baldwin Sloane, US composer, was born in Baltimore (died 21/2/1926 in red Bank, New Jersey)

11/8/1872, Lowell Mason, US musician, died.

8/7/1872, Harry Von Tilzer, US composer, was born in Detroit (died 10/1/1946 in New York)

8/4/1872, Thurland Chattaway, US composer, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts (died 12/11/1947 in Milford, Connecticut)

24/12/1871, First performance in Cairo of Verdi�s opera Aida. It was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt, not to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal or of the Cairo Opera House.

18/11/1871, Amadeo Vives, Spanish composer, was born near Barcelona (died 1/12/1932 in Madrid)

15/10/1871, Frederick Knight Logan, US composer, was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa (died 11/6/1928 in Oskaloosa)

8/8/1871, William Henry Squire, British composer, was born in Ross, Hereford (died 17/3/1963 in London)

26/3/1871, Francois Fetis, Belgian composer, died (born 25/3/1784)

20/10/1870, Michael Balfe, Irish composer, died (born in Dublin 13/5/1808).

22/7/1870, Josef Strauss, composer, died

21/7/1870, Charles Sloman, British composer, died in London (born 1808 in London)

30/4/1870, Franz Lehar, composer, was born in Komorn, Hungary (died 24/10/1948 in Bad Ischl, Austria)

6/4/1870, Oscar Strauss, Austrian composer, was born in Vienna 9died 11/1/1954 in Ischl)

10/3/1870, Ignaz Moschelles, Bohemian pianist, died (born 30/5/1794).

12/2/1870, Marie Lloyd, British comedienne, was born in Hoxton, London (died 7/10/1922 in Golders Green, London)

4/2/1870, Lynn Udall, US composer, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (died 5/12/1963 in Downey, California)

18/12/1869, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, US composer, died in Rio de Janiero (born 8/5/1829 in New Orleans)

29/11/1869, Giulia Grisi, Italian opera singer, died (born 1811).

8/11/1869, Bodewalte J Lampe, US composer, was born in Ribe, Denmark (died 26/5/1929 in New York)

2/7/1869, Harry Fragson, composer, was born in London (died 30/12/1913 in Paris)

20/4/1869, Johann Lowe, German composer, died (30/11/1796).

8/3/1869, French composer Berlioz died in Paris.

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28/11/1868, Frantisek Drdla, Czech composer, was born

28/9/1868, Arthur Eugene Godfrey, British composer, was born in London (died in London 23/2/1939)

11/8/1868, Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer, died (born 15/9/1815).

7/8/1868, Sir Granville Bantock, British composer, was born in London (died 16/10/1946)

20/6/1868, Daniel Eyers Godfrey, Brit8ish musician, was born in London (died 20/7/1939 in Bournemouth)

22/2/1868, Ren Shields, US writer, was born in Chicago (died 25/10/1913 in Massapequa, New York)

23/9/1867, John Lomax, folk song expert, was born (died 26/1/1948)

20/9/1867, Michael Lacy, Irish musician, died in London.

10/9/1867, Simon Schechter, composer, died

30/8/1867, Anne Caldwell, US actress, was born in Boston (died 22/10/1936 in Hollywood)

21/1/1867, John W Bratton, US composer, was born in Wilmington, Delaware (died 7/2/1947 in Brooklyn, New York)

1/1/1867, Lew Fields, US actor, was born in New York (died 20/7/1941 in Beverly Hills, California)

19/11/1866, Hugo Felix, Austrian composer, was born in Vienna (died 24/8/1934 in Hollywood)

13/11/1866, Rossini, Italian composer, died in Passy, France, aged 76.

7/11/1866, Karl Emil Paul Lincke, German composer, was born in Berlin (died 3/9/1946 near Gottingen)

26/9/1866, George H Clutsam, Australian composer, was born in Sydney (died 17/11/1951 in London)

16/2/1866, Johann III Strauss, musician, was born in Vienna (died 9/1/1939)

13/12/1865, Gustav Luders, composer, was born in Bremen, Germany (died 24/1/1913 in Chicago)

8/12/1865, Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer, was born in Hameenlinna, the son of a surgeon.

6/12/1865, Sebastian de Yradier, Spanish composer, died in Vittoria (born 20/1/1809 in Lanciego, Alva)

8/10/1865, Heinrich Ernst, German composer, died (born 1814).

1/10/1865, Paul Dukas, French composer, was born in Paris, France (died 17/5/1935 in Paris).

10/9/1865, George Linley, British composer, died in London (born 1798 in Leeds)

10/8/1865, Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer, was born.

6/7/1865, Emile Jacques Dalcroze, inventor of eurhythmics dancing, was born.

9/3/1865, Howard Talbot, composer, was born in Yonkers, New York (died 12/9/1928 in Reigate, Surrey)

20/1/1865, Yvette Guilbert, French singer, was born in Paris (died 3/2/1944 in Aix en Provence)

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14/9/1864, James Ord Hume, British composer, was born near Edinburgh (died 27/11/1932 in London)

15/7/1864, Marie Tempest, British actress, was born in London (died 15/10/1942 in London)

11/6/1864, Richard Strauss, composer, was born in Munich, Germany

18/5/1864, Milton Aborn, US operatic singer, was born (died 12/11/1933).

5/4/1864, Basil Hood, British songwriter, was born in Yorkshire (died 7/8/1917 in London)

15/3/1864, Leslie Stuart, British composer, was born in Southport, Lancashire (died 27/3/1928 in Richmond, London)

13/1/1864, Stephen Foster, musician, died in New York (born 4/7/1926)

7/12/1863, Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer, was born.

31/7/1863, Richard Aldrich, US music critic, was born (died 1937).

6/6/1863, Leo Dryden, British singer, was born in London (died 21/4/1939 in London)

2/5/1863, Giacomo Meyebeer, German composer, died (born 5/9/1791).

25/4/1863, George Lashwood, British music hall singer, was born in Birmingham (died in Wychbold, near Droitwich, 20/1/1942)

25/11/1862, Ethelbert Nevin, US composer, was born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (died 17/2/1901 in New Haven, Connecticut)

20/9/1862, Robert A King, US musician, was born in New York (died 14/4/1932 in New York)

22/8/1862, Composer Claude Debussy was born in St Germain en Laye, France.

11/8/1862, Carrie Jacobs Bond, US singer, was born in Janesville, Wisconsin (died 28/12/1946 in Glendale, California)

11/7/1862, Liza Lehmann, British composer, was born in London (died 19/9/1918 in Pinner, Middlesex)

5/4/1862, Louis Ganne, French composer, was born (died 13/7/1923 in Paris)

10/3/1862, Florence Aylward, English composer, was born in Brede, West Sussex (died14/10/1950 in St Leonards on Sea

17/2/1862, Edward German, British composer, was born in Whitchurch, Shropshire (died 11/11/1936 in London)

29/1/1862, Frederick Delius, English composer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire.

18/12/1861, Edward MacDowell, US composer, was born (died 24/1/1908).

5/12/1861, James Thornton, composer, was born in Liverpool (died 27/7/1938 in Astoria, New York)

8/8/1861, Cecile Chaminade, French composer, was born.

17/6/1861, Sidney Jones, British composer, was born in London (died 29/1/1946 in Kew)

19/5/1861, Dame Nellie Melba, opera singer, was born.

8/5/1861, Eugene Stratton, US singer, was born in Buffalo, New York (died 15/9/1918 in Christchurch, Hampshire)

21/3/1861, Frank Winterbottom, musician, was born in London (died 1930 in London)

1860, First brass band competition held at Crystal Palace, London

28/12/1860, Harry Bache Smith, US singer, was born in Buffalo, New York (died 2/1/1936 in Aytlantic City, New Jersey)

18/12/1860, Edward MacDowell, US composer, was born in New York City.

18/9/1860, Thomas Dartmouth Rice, US singer, died in New York (born 1808 in new York)

7/7/1860, Gustav Mahler, composer, was born in Kalischt, Bohemia.

23/6/1860, On St John�s Eve, Mussorgsky completed St John�s Night on a Bare Mountain. After his death Rimsky Korsakov edited it and removed St John�s from the title.

14/3/1860, Louis Jullien, musician, died (born 23/4/1812)

2/2/1860, A Walter Slaughter, British composer, was born in London (died 2/4/1908 in London)

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19/5/1859, Dame Nellie Melba, Australian singer, was born.

1/2/1859, Victor Herbert, cellist and conductor, was born.

6/1/1859, Henry E Dixey, US actor, was born in Boston (died 25/2/1943)

22/12/1858, Composer Puccini was born in Lucca, Italy.

8/5/1858, Heinrich Berte, Hungarian composer, was born in Galgocz (died 25/8/1924 in Vienna)

23/4/1858, Frank Osmond Carr, British composer, was born in Uxbridge (died 29/8/1916 in Uxbridge)

16/4/1858, Johann Cramer, English composer, died (born 24/2/1771).

25/1/1858, �The Wedding March�, by Felix Mendelssohn, became popular at weddings after it was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria�s daughter, Victoria, to Friedrich of Prussia.

30/3/1858, William de Wolf Hopper, US actor, was born in New York (died in Kansas City, Missouri, 23/9/1935)

23/1/1858, Luigi Lablache, French-Italian singer, died (born 6/12/1794).

1/10/1857, Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser, Scottish composer, was born in Perth (died 22/11/1930 in Edinburgh)

16/9/1857, The tune Jingle Bells by James Pierpoint was copyrighted under its original title One Horse Open Sleigh. In 1965 it became the first song to be broadcast from space.

15/7/1857, Karl Czerny, Austrian composer, died (born 21/2/1791).

2/6/1857, Sir Edward Elgar, British composer, was born in Broadheath, near Worcester, the son of a music seller and organist.

21/4/1857, Paul Dresser, US composer, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana (died 30/11906 in New York)

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1856, The Royal School of Military Music was founded at Kneller Hall, Twickenhsam, Middlesex.

29/7/1856, Robert Schumann, German composer, died in an asylum near Bonn.