Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Musical Memories March 31st



1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, composer born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1750)



1732 - Franz Joseph Haydn, composer born in Vienna, Austria (d.1809)


1747 - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, composer born in Germany (d.1899)
1841 - 1st performance of Robert Schumann's Symphony No 1 B
1895 - Lizzie Miles, blues singer born in New Orleans, La. (d.1963)

1908 - Red Norvo, jazz vibraphonist born in Beardstown, Ill. (d. 1999)


1911 - Freddie Green, guitarist born in Charleston, SC (d.1987)

1913 - Etta Baker, blues guitarist born in Caldwell County, NC (d.2006)
  
1936 - Jobyna Howland, Broadway star born in Indianapolis, Ind. (d.1936)

1943 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" premieres in NYC
1953 - Dennis Kamakahi, musician born in Honolulu, HI (d. 2014)
1957 - George "Spike" Hamilton, songwriter, composer and conductor dies at 56
1963 - Harry Akst, composer dies at 68
1986 - O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48

1995 - Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez, singer killed by her agent at 24

2006 - Jackie McLean, jazz saxophonist dies (b. 1931 or 1932)

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