Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Musical Memories April 7th

1805 - Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica"

1908 - Percy Faith, conductor born in Toronto, Canada (d.1976)

1912 - Jack Lawrence, songwriter/singer born in Brooklyn, NY (d.2009)

1914 - Ralph Flanagan, band leader born in Loraine, Ohio (d.1995)

1915 - Billie Holiday, jazz singer born in Philadelphia, Penn. (d.1959)

1918 - Peanuts Hucko, clarinet/tenor sax star born in Syracuse, NY (d.2003)

1920 - Ravi Shankar, musician born in British India (d. 2012)

1924 - Nick Perito, orchestra leader born in Denver, Colorado (d.2005)

1927 - Babatunde Olatunji, drummer born in Nigeria (d. 2003)

1934 - Victor Feldman, jazz musician born in London, England (d. 1987)

1936 - Marilyn Miller, singing & dancing star of Broadway dies at 37

1938 - Freddie Hubbard,  jazz trumpeter born in Indianapolis, Ind. (d.2008)

1947 - Charles 'skip' Pitts, Washington D.C., soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), (d. 2012)

1949 - "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances

1970 - 42nd Academy Awards -
Midnight Cowboy best picture

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best music (Original Score--for a motion picture [not a musical])
Best song Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal David
Hello, Dolly!
Best music (Score of a Musical Picture) 
Adaptation score by Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman


1974 - Pete Wendling, composer dies at 85

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