Thursday, April 2, 2015

Musical Memories April 2nd



1800 - 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C 
1902 - Edward Eliscu, lyricist/actor/playwright/producer born in New York, NY (d.1998)



1908 - Buddy Ebsen, actor/dancer born in Orlando, Fla. (d.2003)



1909 - Marty Marsala, Dixieland trumpeter born in Chicago, Ill. (d.1975)


1909 - Hymie Schertzer, alto saxman born in New York, NY (d.1977)


1912 - Herbert Mills, singer (Mills Brothers) born in Piqua, Pa. (d.1989)


1917 - Lou Monte, singer born in New York, NY (d.1989)


1921 - Boomie Richman, tenor sax jazzman born in Brockton, Mass. (d.1995)



1928 - Georgia O'Ramey, singer/actress/comedienne of Broadway dies at 41


1935 - Bennie Moten, bandleader/pianist dies at 40


1939 - Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer born in Washington, DC, (d.1984)


1944 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's Symphony No 8 premieres in NY

1987 - Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader dies at 69

1992 - Paula Kelly, big band singer, dies at 72



2003 - Edwin Starr, singer dies at 61


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