Thursday, April 9, 2015

Musical Memories April 9th





1889 - Efrem Zimbalist, composer/violinist born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d.1985)

1894 - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 5



1895 - Mance Lipscomb, blues musician born near Navasota, Texas (d.1976)
Baby Please Don't Go - Mance Lipscomb (Live)


1898 - Paul Robeson, singer/actor born in Philadelphia, Penn. (d.1976)
Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River (Showboat - 1936)


1904 - Sharkey Bonano, musician dies at 67
Sharkey Bonano - Temptation Rag


1906 - Antal Dorati, conductor/composer born in Budapest, Hungary (d.1988)
Antal Dorati (1906-1988) : Night Music, for flute and orchestra (1968)

1912 - Carl Fischer, musician/composer/musical director born in Los Angeles, Calif. (d.1954)


1920 - Art Van Damme, jazz accordionist born in Norway, Mich. (d.2010)
Art Van Damme Quintet - After You've Gone - 1949

1921 - George Weiss, songwriter born in New York, NY (d.2010)


1922 - Toots Thielemans, jazz harmonica player born in Brussels, Belguim (age93)


1928 - Tom Lehrer, parody/folk singer born in New York, NY (age 87)


1932 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter born near Tiptonville, Tenn. (d.1998)



1939 - Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial




1950 - 4th Tony Awards: South Pacific Best musical


1956 - Little Jack Little, pianist/singer/bandleader dies at 55


1957 - Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC



1962 - 34th Academy Awards -
West Side Story, best picture 
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Moon River best song


1963 - Eddie Edwards, jazz trombonist dies at 71




1976 - Phil Ochs, singer commits suicide at 35



1979 - 51st Academy Awards - 

 Midnight Express, best music original score


Thank God It's Friday, best music original song "Thank God It's Friday"


The Buddy Holly Story, best music adaptation score




1982 - Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor dies at 85



1984 - 56th Academy Awards -
Terms of Endearment, best picture
The Right Stuff, best music original score


Flashdance, best music original score


Yentl, best music original song score


1988 - Brook Benton, singer dies at 56 of meningitis


1988 - Dave Prater, Southern soul and rhythm & blues singer and musician
dies in a car crash at 50



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