Monday, April 13, 2015

Musical Memories April 13th



1742 - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah"
performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

1873 - Theodore F. Morse, composer born in Washington, D.C. (d.1924)


 1904 - Peter Van Steeden, conductor born in Amsterdam, Holland (d.1990)


1906 - Bud Freeman, jazz musician born in Chicago, Ill. (d. 1991)




1907 - Wilmore "Slick" Jones, drummer born in Roanake, Va. (d.1969)



1919 - Howard Keel, actor/singer born in Gillespie, Ill. (d.2004)



1920 - John LaPorta, jazz musician born in Philadelphia, Pa. (d. 2004)



1928 - Teddy Charles, jazz musician born in Chicopee Falls, Mass. (d.2012) 



1958 - 12th Tony Awards
 
  Outstanding Musical Music Man


1962 - John Graas, musician dies at 37

2005 - Johnnie Johnson, blues musician dies at 80

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