ΓΕΓΟΝΟΤΑ – ΓΕΝΕΘΛΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΛΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ ΤΗΝ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΑΥΤΗ 18 ΜΑΪΟΥ

May 18, 2017
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Events in Music

  • 1887 Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera “Le Roi Malgré Luis” premieres in Paris
  • 1889 Jules Massenet’s opera “Esclarmonde” premieres in Paris
  • 1897 Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
  • 1948 “Ballet Ballads” opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 1950 “Liar” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1959 “Castin’ My Spell” by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
  • 1959 “Judy” by David Seville hits #86
  • 1959 “Russian Band Stand” by Spencer & Spencer hits #91
  • 1961 “Donnybrook!” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1963 “Beast in Me” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1963 “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul hits #1
  • 1969 “Canterbury Tales” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 1970 Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”, released in US
  • 1974 “Streak” by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • 1985 “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head hits #3
  • 1986 “Singin’ in the Rain” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances
  • 1996 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing “The Voice” in Oslo
  • 1997 “King David” opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win

  • 2013 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing “Only Teardrops” in Malmo

Birthdays in Music

  • 1744 Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)
  • 1759 Charles Duquesnoy, composer
  • 1819 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)
  • 1830 Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
  • 1836 Isidor Vorobchievici, composer
  • 1854 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (To my Fatherland)
  • 1875 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 1881 Georgi Atanasov, composer
  • 1882 Eduardo Fabini, composer
  • 1886 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • 1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer
  • 1901 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
  • 1902 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • 1905 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1911 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • 1912 Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
  • 1913 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1922 Kai Winding, Danish-born Jazz musician (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Kai Winding, Denmark, American Jazz composer, (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Roger Matton, composer
  • 1939 Gary S. Paxton, Musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • 1944 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • 1948 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • 1949 Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
  • 1949 William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1952 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • 1953 [Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
  • 1954 Wreckless Eric, rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
  • 1954 Reinhold Heil, German composer
  • 1957 Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
  • 1958 Toyah Wilcox, rocker (I Want to Be Free), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962 Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  • 1962 Sandra Cretu, German singer
  • 1965 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • 1966 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • 1967 Rob Base, American rapper
  • 1969 Martika, [Marta Marrero], Cuba, singer (Toy Soldiers)
  • 1975 Jack Johnson, American musician
  • 1980 Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model
  • 1982 Eric West, American singer and actor

Weddings in Music

 

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore
Guitarist
Ritchie Blackmore

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

Singer Amy Winehouse
Singer
Amy Winehouse

 

Deaths in Music

  • 1733 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1767 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer, dies at 28
  • 1829 Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72
  • 1832 Bonafacio Asioli, composer, dies at 62
  • 1910 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
  • 1911 Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children’s Death Songs), dies at 50
  • 1913 Otto Reubke, German composer and brother of Julius Reubke, dies at 70
  • 1918 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34
  • 1930 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer, dies at 68
  • 1936 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
  • 1952 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
  • 1972 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer, dies at 53
  • 1975 Leroy Anderson, American composer, dies at 66
  • 1980 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
  • 1986 John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
  • 1995 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • 1995 Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
  • 1999 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • 1999 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • 2000 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • 2004 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Dolla American Rapper a.k.a. Roderick Anthony Burton II (b.1987)
  • 2012 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86
  • 2014 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83

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