Sunday, April 5, 2015

Musical Memories April 5th


1784 - Louis Spohr, violin virtuoso/composer born in Germany (Faust)

1803 - 1st performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.2


1908 - Herbert von Karajan, conductor born in Austria (d.1989)

1917 - Richard Yardumian, composer born in Philadelphia, Penn. (d.1985)



1925 - Stan Levey, jazz drummer born in Philadelphia, Pa. (d.2005)

1928 - Tony Williams, singer born in Elizabeth, NJ (d.1992)

1932 - Billy Bland, singer/songwriter born in Wilmington, NC (age83)

1934 - Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist born in Philadelphia, Penn. (d.2000)


1946 - Vincent Millie Youmans, composer dies at 47

1954 - Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's Alright Mama"

1955 - Ray Charles weds Della Beatrice Howard

1965 - 37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win





1983 - Danny Rapp, singer (Danny& the Juniors) dies at 41


1994 - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94


1994 - Kurt Cobain, musician commits suicide at 27


1998 - Cozy Powell, musician dies at 50


2002 - Layne Staley, musician dies at 34 (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)

2006 - Gene Pitney, singer dies at 66

2007 - Mark St. John, musician (Kiss) dies at 51

2009 - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards:
Carrie Underwood named Entertainer of the Year & Top Female Vocalist
Taylor Swift’s Fearless won Album of the Year
Brad Paisley Top Male Vocalist


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