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This page indexes the individual
year in music pages.
, 2021 in music , 2021 in British music
2021 in American music , 2020 in music , 2020 in British music
2020 in American music Deaths of
Neil Peart, Bob Shane, McCoy Tyner, Bill Withers, John Prine, Fred the Godson, Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, Florian Schneider, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Eddie Van Halen, Mory Kanté, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ennio Morricone, MF DOOM Notable releases:
The COVID-19 pandemic results in the cancellation or postponement of numerous music-related events scheduled to take place this year, including major tours, festivals and television appearances.
, 2019 in music , 2019 in American music , 2019 in British music 2019 in Canadian music Deaths of
Michel Legrand, André Previn, Doris Duke, Peggy Lipton, Doris Day, Dr. John, João Gilberto, Ric Ocasek, Ginger Baker, Juice WRLD, Keith Flint
, 2018 in music , 2018 in American music , 2018 in British music , 2018 in Canadian music , 2018 in Danish music , 2018 in Finnish music , 2018 in Icelandic music , 2018 in Japanese music , 2018 in Norwegian music , 2018 in Philippine music , 2018 in Scandinavian music , 2018 in South Korean music
2018 in Swedish music Deaths of
Hugh Masekela, Tom Rapp, Vic Damone, Fredo Santana, Craig Mack, Avicii, XXXTentacion, Jimmy Wopo, Joe Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Mac Miller, Dolores O'Riordan, Charles Aznavour, Pete Schelley Notable releases:
, 2017 in music , 2017 in American music , 2017 in British music , 2017 in Canadian music , 2017 in Danish music , 2017 in Finnish music , 2017 in Icelandic music , 2017 in Japanese music , 2017 in Norwegian music , 2017 in Philippine music , 2017 in Scandinavian music , 2017 in South Korean music
2017 in Swedish music Deaths of
Tom Petty, Chester Bennington, Al Jarreau, Fats Domino, Allan Holdsworth, Chuck Berry, J. Geils, John Wetton, Larry Coryell, Svend Asmussen, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Rosalie Sorrels, Prodigy, Glen Campbell, Walter Becker, Grant Hart, Walter "Junie" Morrison, Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay, David Cassidy, Johnny Hallyday, Keely Smith, Malcolm Young, Pierre Henry and Lil Peep The
One Love Manchester event takes place after the devastating Manchester Arena bomb attacks, following an Ariana Grande concert. Notable releases:
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, remixing with Justin Bieber release the record breaking hit single . Despacito
, 2016 in music , 2016 in American music , 2016 in Asian music , 2016 in Brazilian music , 2016 in British music , 2016 in Canadian music , 2016 in Chinese music , 2016 in Danish music ( 2016 in European music Continental Europe), , 2016 in Finnish music , 2016 in French music , 2016 in German music , 2016 in Icelandic music , 2016 in Indian music , 2016 in Irish music , 2016 in Japanese music , 2016 in Malaysian music , 2016 in Norwegian music , 2016 in Philippine music , 2016 in Scandinavian music , 2016 in South Korean music , 2016 in Swedish music
2016 in Vietnamese music Deaths of
Juan Gabriel, Paul Bley, Pierre Boulez, Elizabeth Swados, David Bowie, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Leif Solberg, Harald Devold, George Martin, Naná Vasconcelos, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Christina Grimmie, Glenn Yarbrough, Dan Hicks, Maurice White, Pete Burns, John Berry, Vanity, Prince, Oscar Brand, Mose Allison, Nick Menza, the members of Viola Beach, Fred Hellerman, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Sharon Jones, Phife Dawg, Greg Lake and George Michael Notable releases:
, 2015 in music , 2015 in American music , 2015 in Australian music , 2015 in British music , 2015 in Canadian music , 2015 in Danish music ( 2015 in European music Continental Europe), , 2015 in Finnish music , 2015 in Icelandic music , 2015 in Indian music , 2015 in Irish music , 2015 in Japanese music , 2015 in Philippine music , 2015 in South Korean music , 2015 in Norwegian music
2015 in Swedish music Deaths of
Lemmy, Clark Terry, Erik Amundsen, Rod McKuen, John Eaton, Lesley Gore, Percy Sledge, Ben E. King, B.B. King, Jean Ritchie, Ronnie Gilbert, Ornette Coleman, Theodore Bikel, Bob Johnston, Kurt Masur, Nora Brockstedt, Scott Weiland, Svein Christiansen, Gary Richrath, Dallas Taylor, Kim Fowley, and Natalie Cole. Notable releases:
Jerry Lee Lewis embarks on a final tour of the UK.
, 2014 in music , 2014 in American music , 2014 in Australian music , 2014 in Brazilian music , 2014 in British music , 2014 in Canadian music ( 2014 in European music Continental Europe), , 2014 in Irish music , 2014 in Japanese music , 2014 in Norwegian music , 2014 in Philippine music , 2014 in South Korean music
2014 in Swedish music Death of
Phil Everly, Pete Seeger, Casey Kasem, Bobby Womack, Tommy Ramone, Johnny Winter, Paco De Lucia, Jack Bruce, Bobby Keys, Joe Cocker
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney perform together on 50th anniversary celebration to the Beatles, with performances by various artists. Notable releases:
Mark Ronson teams up with Bruno Mars to record the number one hit single Uptown Funk
, 2013 in music , 2013 in American music , 2013 in Australian music , 2013 in British music , 2013 in Canadian music ( 2013 in European music Continental Europe), , 2013 in Irish music , 2013 in Japanese music , 2013 in Norwegian music , 2013 in South Korean music
2013 in Swedish music
, 2012 in music , 2012 in American music , 2012 in Asian music , 2012 in Australian music , 2012 in British music , 2012 in Canadian music ( 2012 in European music Continental Europe), , 2012 in Norwegian music , 2012 in Irish music , 2012 in Japanese music , 2012 in Swedish music
2012 in South Korean music Death of
Ian Bargh, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Ravi Shankar, Davy Jones, Robert B. Sherman, Earl Scruggs, Levon Helm, Adam Yauch, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Doc Watson, Bob Welch, Kitty Wells, Jon Lord, Andy Williams, Jenni Rivera, Mitch Lucker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Dave Brubeck and Richard Rodney Bennett.
The Beach Boys embark on a 2012 world tour celebrating their 50th Anniversary.
Swedish House Mafia announce their break up and embark on One Last Tour. English singer-songwriter
Jake Bugg releases his debut album, Jake Bugg.
Madonna's 12th studio album is released, entitled . It tops the charts across the globe including the United Kingdom where she becomes the solo artist with the most number one albums and the UK breaks the iTunes pre-order record. MDNA To support the album she embarks on  The MDNA Tour which grosses over $305 million and becomes the second highest grossing female tour, behind her own Sticky and Sweet Tour. South Korean pop singer
Psy releases his album . Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
Nicki Minaj releases her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Kesha releases Warrior
Taylor Swift releases Red
Kendrick Lamar releases good kid, m.A.A.d city Frank Ocean releases Channel Orange
, 2011 in music , 2011 in American music , 2011 in British music , 2011 in Canadian music ( 2011 in European music Continental Europe), , 2011 in Irish music , 2011 in Japanese music , 2011 in Norwegian music
2011 in Swedish music Death of
Gerry Rafferty, Gary Moore, George Shearing, Mike Starr, Ferlin Husky, Gil Scott-Heron, Clarence Clemons, Amy Winehouse, Sylvia Robinson, Bert Jansch, and Dobie Gray. English singer
Adele released the album , which had sold 26.4 million copies worldwide according to the 21 International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, became the best selling album in the past 15 years, and also won six Grammys.
Lady Gaga releases her iconic album Born This Way
Jessie J releases her debut studio album, Who You Are
LMFAO release the album Sorry for Party Rocking
Robert Lopez and creators South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone team up and create the musical . The Book of Mormon Gotye releases the album , which features the number one hit single " Making Mirrors Somebody That I Used to Know" , 2010 in music , 2010 in American music , 2010 in Australian music , 2010 in British music ( 2010 in European music Continental Europe), , 2010 in Irish music , 2010 in Japanese music , 2010 in Norwegian music
2010 in Swedish music Tour of
Jerry Lee Lewis.
Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax perform together for the first time as part of the Big 4 shows. Death of
Teddy Pendergrass, Ed Thigpen, Kate McGarrigle, Ronnie James Dio, Peter Steele, Paul Gray, Lena Horne, Jimmy Dean, Tuli Kupferberg, Eddie Fisher, Joan Sutherland and Bobby Farrell. Notable releases:
concerts took place in 9 countries worldwide during 2005.
, 2009 in music , 2009 in British music , 2009 in Canadian music , 2009 in Irish music , 2009 in Japanese music , 2009 in Norwegian music
2009 in South Korean music Deaths of
Michael Jackson, James Owen Sullivan, Leon Kirchner, Les Paul, Ali Akbar Khan, Merce Cunningham, Ron Asheton, Henri Pousseur, Mary Travers, Stephen Gately, and Alain Bashung.
Lady Gaga releases The Fame Monster
Britney Spears releases her comeback album which receives critical acclaim. Circus
Flo Rida releases his studio album . His lead single " R.O.O.T.S. Right Round" introduces future pop star Kesha to a mainstream audience.
Noel Gallagher departs from Oasis after 18 years.
Phoenix release Lisztomania
Animal Collective releases Merriweather Post Pavilion
Owl City releases Ocean Eyes
Michael Bublé release Crazy Love
The Heavy release The House That Dirt Built The Black Eyed Peas release The E.N.D Debut of:
, 2008 in music , 2008 in British music , 2008 in Canadian music , 2008 in Irish music , 2008 in Japanese music , 2008 in Norwegian music
2008 in South Korean music Deaths of
Mauricio Kagel, Artie Traum, Wilfrid Mellers, LeRoi Moore, Erik Darling, Isaac Hayes, Bo Diddley, Richard Wright, Nick Reynolds, Mitch Mitchell, Miriam Makeba, Odetta, Eartha Kitt, Freddie Hubbard, and Robert Hazard.
Mariah Carey's " Touch My Body" becomes her 18th U.S. chart-topper, setting the record for most U.S. number ones singles by a solo artist - only behind The Beatles with 20 - and most weeks at number one on the Hot 100 chart with a total of 79.
Lil Wayne released and sold 1 million copies in the first week, becoming the best selling album of 2008. Tha Carter III
Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour becomes the highest grossing female tour of all-time (surpassing her own record) and then the highest grossing solo tour of all time. It promotes her 11th studio album which sells 4 million copies and includes the international hit song " Hard Candy 4 Minutes".
Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak
Lady Gaga's first studio album, The Fame
Katy Perry releases her first studio album, One of the Boys Taylor Swift's second studio album, releases. Fearless
, 2007 in music , 2007 in British music , 2007 in Canadian music , 2007 in Irish music , 2007 in Japanese music , 2007 in Norwegian music
2007 in South Korean music
, 2006 in music , 2006 in British music , 2006 in Irish music , 2006 in Norwegian music , 2006 in South Korean music
2006 in Swiss music
, 2005 in music , 2005 in British music , 2005 in Irish music , 2005 in Norwegian music , 2005 in South Korean music
2005 in Swiss music
, 2004 in music , 2004 in British music , 2004 in Irish music , 2004 in Norwegian music
2004 in South Korean music
, 2003 in music , 2003 in British music , 2003 in Irish music , 2003 in Norwegian music
2003 in South Korean music
, 2002 in music , 2002 in British music , 2002 in Norwegian music
2002 in South Korean music
, 2001 in music , 2001 in British music , 2001 in Norwegian music
2001 in South Korean music , 2000 in music , 2000 in British music , 2000 in Norwegian music
2000 in South Korean music
Mariah Carey becomes the Best-Selling Artist of the Millennium according to the World Music Awards.
Britney Spears' sells over 23 million copies and becomes the best-selling album by a female artist of the decade. Oops!... I Did It Again
Blink-182 enjoy mainstream success (mainly from their hit single " All the Small Things") and lead pop-punk into the 21st Century.
Madonna releases her album , which goes on to sell 15 million copies, becomes universally acclaimed, and gets nominated for 5 Grammy awards. It follows her 1998 comeback Music . Ray of Light Debuts by:
List of 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s
The Beatles - - 31 million 1 - 2000 
Norah Jones - - 26 million Come Away with Me - 2002 
Backstreet Boys - - 24 million Black & Blue  - 2000 
Linkin Park - - 24 million Hybrid Theory - 2000 
Britney Spears - - 20 million Oops!... I Did It Again - 2000 
Usher - - 20 million Confessions - 2004 
Eminem - - 19 million The Eminem Show - 2002 
Eminem - - 19 million The Marshall Mathers LP  - 2000 
Avril Lavigne - - 17 million Let Go - 2002  Evanescence - - 17 million Fallen - 2003 
, 1999 in music , 1999 in British music , 1999 in Norwegian music
1999 in South Korean music
, 1998 in music , 1998 in British music , 1998 in Norwegian music
1998 in South Korean music
, 1997 in music , 1997 in British music
1997 in Norwegian music
, 1996 in music , 1996 in British music
1996 in Norwegian music
, 1995 in music , 1995 in British music
1995 in Norwegian music A year after they debuted in the
1994 Eurovision Song Contest, the dance show is first performed. Riverdance
Michael Jackson releases , the best-selling multi-disc album of all time. HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I  This double album contains "  You Are Not Alone" - the first single ever to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at number one.  Death of
Jerry Garcia, Dean Martin, Phyllis Hyman, Selena, Burl Ives, and Eazy-E.
Mariah Carey becomes the first female artist in history to have a song debut at number one with . Fantasy
Coolio and L.V. release the award-winning single " Gangsta's Paradise" from the film Dangerous Minds Mariah Carey and band
Boyz II Men releases the multiple-record holding " One Sweet Day", the single with the most weeks at number and the Song of the Decade 1990-1999. Italian tenor
Andrea Bocelli first performs and releases the acclaimed opera song " Con te partirò". Italian DJ
Robert Miles releases his debut single " Children" to universal acclaim.
Los del Río release " Macarena", the record breaking dance song of all time.
Queen releases their final album following the death of frontman Made in Heaven Freddie Mercury. Notable releases:
, 1994 in music , 1994 in British music
1994 in Norwegian music Deaths of:
Other albums released:
Pink Floyd's , their last album until 2014's The Division Bell . The Endless River
Madonna's Bedtime Stories
Green Day's major-label debut, , with the hits " Dookie Longview", " Welcome to Paradise", " Basket Case", " When I Come Around" and " She".
The Offspring's Smash
NOFX's Punk in Drublic
Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral
Bad Religion's . With this album, the band earned their first (and only) US gold record in its 15-year career. Stranger Than Fiction
Mariah Carey's , with its multi-platinum lead single " Merry Christmas All I Want for Christmas Is You", which eventually becomes the nineteenth best-selling digital single of the 20th century. Beck's major-label debut, . Mellow Gold
, 1993 in music , 1993 in British music
1993 in Norwegian music
, 1992 in music , 1992 in British music
1992 in Norwegian music
, 1991 in music , 1991 in British music
1991 in Norwegian music , 1990 in music , 1990 in British music
1990 in Norwegian music Debut albums by
Alice in Chains ( ), Facelift Cannibal Corpse ( ), Eaten Back to Life Mariah Carey ( ), Mariah Carey Deee-Lite ( ), World Clique Green Day ( ), 39/Smooth Helmet ( ), Strap It On Ice Cube ( ), AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted Primus ( ), Frizzle Fry Ride ( ) and Nowhere A Tribe Called Quest ( ) are released. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Death of
Sarah Vaughan, Leonard Bernstein, Luigi Nono, Johnnie Ray, and Sammy Davis, Jr..
Milli Vanilli becomes exposed as a music fraud.
The Three Tenors; Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti give their first concert, at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, with recording of the concert turned into , becoming the fastest-selling classical album of all time. Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert Notable releases:
List of 10 best-selling albums of the 1990s
Whitney Houston / Various artists - - 45 million The Bodyguard  - 1992 
Shania Twain - - 40 million Come on Over - 1997 
Alanis Morissette - - 33 million Jagged Little Pill - 1995 
Mariah Carey - - 32 million Music Box - 1993 
Celine Dion - - 32 million Falling into You - 1996 
Michael Jackson - - 32 million Dangerous  - 1991 
Celine Dion - - 31 million Let's Talk About Love - 1997 
Madonna - - 30 million The Immaculate Collection  - 1990 
Britney Spears - - 30 million ...Baby One More Time  - 1999  Backstreet Boys - - 30 million Millennium  - 1999 
, 1989 in music , 1989 in British music
1989 in Norwegian music Debut albums are released by:
Other notable releases:
Ice Cube departs from N.W.A after financial problems and several conflicts with their manager Jerry Heller and the group's founder Eazy-E, and begins a solo career.
, 1988 in music , 1988 in British music
1988 in Norwegian music
, 1987 in music , 1987 in British music 1987 in Norwegian music Notable releases:
Beastie Boys' debut , released the year before, becomes the first hip hop record to reach number one on the Licensed to Ill . Billboard 200 Death of legendary record producer
John H. Hammond. Debuts by:
, 1986 in music , 1986 in British music
1986 in Norwegian music
Aerosmith re-records " Walk This Way" with rap group Run-D.M.C. which blends rock and rap music, introduces rap music to a mainstream audience for the first time, and marks the beginning of the resurrection of Aerosmith's career, one of rock's most remarkable comebacks. Following their extraordinary performance at
Live Aid, Queen put on a special concert at Wembley Stadium. Debuts by:
, 1985 in music , 1985 in British music
1985 in Norwegian music
, 1984 in music , 1984 in British music
1984 in Norwegian music
, 1983 in music , 1983 in British music
1983 in Norwegian music
, 1982 in music , 1982 in British music
1982 in Norwegian music
, 1981 in music , 1981 in British music
1981 in Norwegian music
MTV first airs Death of
Bob Marley Bands formed:
Musicals first performed:
, 1980 in music , 1980 in British music
1980 in Norwegian music Deaths of:
, 1979 in music , 1979 in British music
1979 in Norwegian music
, 1978 in music , 1978 in British music
1978 in Norwegian music
, 1977 in music , 1977 in British music - 1977 in Norwegian music Sex Pistols release ; Death of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Marc Bolan; Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin's musical first performed; Annie Fleetwood Mac releases ; Rumours Queen - ; News of the World Bee Gees - ; Saturday Night Fever David Bowie - ; Heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd Convair 240 plane crash; Steve Hackett leaves Genesis; Birth of Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, Birth of Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor
, 1976 in music , 1976 in British music - Births of:
1976 in Norwegian music
, 1975 in music , 1975 in British music - Death of 1975 in Norwegian music Dmitri Shostakovich, Tim Buckley, Umm Kulthum; Bob Dylan begins Rolling Thunder Revue; Bruce Springsteen - ; Born to Run Bob Dylan - ; Blood on the Tracks Led Zeppelin - ; Physical Graffiti Aerosmith - ; Marvin Hamlisch's Toys in the Attic ; A Chorus Line Patti Smith - ; Release of Horses Donna Summer's ; Love to Love You Baby Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis; Queen releases ; Birth of A Night at the Opera Melanie Brown
- Death of 1974 in music Duke Ellington, Nick Drake; Birth of Melanie Chisholm and Victoria Beckham; Releases of Genesis's , The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway David Bowie - ; Debut of Diamond Dogs Kiss; ABBA win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, Olivia Newton-John places fourth with Long Live Love.
- 1973 in music Pink Floyd - , Death of The Dark Side of the Moon Bobby Darin, Gram Parsons; Birth of Ferry Corsten; The Who's Released; Quadrophenia Buffalo, , Volcanic Rock Diana Ross released , Touch Me in the Morning David Bowie releases , Aladdin Sane Richard O'Brien's musical first performed, The Rocky Horror Show Elton John releases and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player , Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Maureen McGovern releases , The Morning After Roberta Flack releases , Killing Me Softly With His Song Marie Osmond releases Paper Roses
, 1972 in music , 1972 in British music -
1972 in Norwegian music
, 1971 in music , 1971 in British music - Birth of 1971 in Norwegian music Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg; Death of Igor Stravinsky, Duane Allman, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, Carl Ruggles; Led Zeppelin - , Led Zeppelin IV David Bowie - , Hunky Dory Marvin Gaye - , The Who - What's Going On , Who's Next Elton John - Madman Across the Water; Joni Mitchell - ; Birth of the band Blue Queen , 1970 in music , 1970 in British music - Birth of 1970 in Norwegian music Mariah Carey. The Beatles disband; Death of Jimi Hendrix, Death of Janis Joplin; John Lennon releases John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Diana Ross departs from The Supremes and releases , Ain't No Mountain High Enough Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice release a concept album of their debut musical (which gives birth to the musical name "rock opera"), Jesus Christ Superstar Elton John releases his self-titled album, Black Sabbath releases debut album, George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass
, 1969 in music , 1969 in British music - Death of 1969 in Norwegian music Brian Jones and Judy Garland; Woodstock music festival held in Bethel, New York; Birth of Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Lopez, Jenni Rivera and Tiësto; The Beatles - , Abbey Road Bob Dylan - , Nashville Skyline David Bowie - Space Oddity The Archies - " Sugar Sugar", The Who's released, Tommy Jackson 5 appearance on Ed Sullivan, King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
, 1968 in music , 1968 in British music - Birth of 1968 in Norwegian music Toni Braxton; - Van Morrison - , Astral Weeks Sammy Davis Jr. - , I've Gotta Be Me The Rolling Stones - , Beggars Banquet The Jimi Hendrix Experience - , Electric Ladyland Led Zeppelin - , Led Zeppelin The Beatles - (AKA The Beatles The White Album), Johnny Cash - , At Folsom Prison The Band - ; Birth of Music from Big Pink John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) and Thom Yorke Anne Murray releases What About Me
, 1967 in music , 1967 in British music - Birth of 1967 in Norwegian music Kurt Cobain, Chuck Schuldiner; Death of Woody Guthrie, John Coltrane, Otis Redding; The Beatles - and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , Magical Mystery Tour The Velvet Underground - , The Velvet Underground & Nico The Jimi Hendrix Experience - and Are You Experienced , Axis: Bold as Love Pink Floyd - , The Piper at the Gates of Dawn the debut album from the British artist David Bowie of the same name, Aretha Franklin - " Respect", The Doors - (with the The Doors hit single, " Light My Fire"), Louis Armstrong - " What a Wonderful World", Bob Dylan - , John Wesley Harding The 13th Floor Elevators - ; Easter Everywhere Monterey Pop Festival
, 1966 in music , 1966 in British music - 1966 in Norwegian music The Beach Boys - , Pet Sounds Cream - , Fresh Cream The Beatles - , Revolver Bob Dylan - , Blonde on Blonde The 13th Floor Elevators - ; Birth of The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators Rick Astley
, 1965 in music , 1965 in British music - 1965 in Norwegian music The Beatles - and Help! , Rubber Soul Bob Dylan - and Bringing It All Back Home (with the single " Highway 61 Revisited Like a Rolling Stone"), Dale Wasserman - first performed, Man of La Mancha The Rolling Stones - (with the single " Out of Our Heads (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"), Tom Jones - " What's New Pussycat?" (from the film of the same name), James Brown - " I Got You (I Feel Good)", Herman's Hermits debut; Death of Edgard Varèse, Nat King Cole.
, 1964 in music , 1964 in British music - Birth of 1964 in Norwegian music Robert Trujillo - Death of Sam Cooke, Milton Babbitt, Ensembles For Synthesizer; The Beatles appear on ; The Ed Sullivan Show The Beatles - , A Hard Day's Night Bill Lear invents 8-track tape cartridge; Bob Dylan - , British Invasion begins, The Times They Are a-Changin' Beatlemania invades America and becomes international, The Righteous Brothers become the first white act signed to Phil Spector's Philles label. The Beach Boys - released and hits No. 1. I Get Around
, 1963 in music , 1963 in British music - First 1963 in Norwegian music cassette tapes made by Philips, The Beatles - Please Please Me, Birth of Paul Oakenfold, Birth of Whitney Houston, George Michael, Birth of Eazy-E, Birth of James Hetfield; Death of Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf; Bob Dylan - , The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan The Righteous Brothers " Little Latin Lupe Lu" is released on the Moonglow label; Stevie Wonder releases his first big hit 'finger-tips - part 2' aged only 13, arguably making Motown music commercially popular for the first time even though its birth was in 1959; Elvis Presley records Today, Tomorrow and Forever with Ann-Margret, which uses the melody of Franz Liszt's Liebesträume.
, 1962 in music , 1962 in British music - Arrival of 1962 in Norwegian music The Beatles; is the debut album from the highly influential American artist Bob Dylan of the same name. It was released on March 19, 1962 on Columbia Records, when Dylan was 20 years old. Birth of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Jon Bon Jovi, Axl Rose; Death of Marilyn Monroe
, 1961 in music , 1961 in British music - Birth of 1961 in Norwegian music Dave Mustaine, Tom Araya, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith; Death of Cisco Houston, Moss Hart , 1960 in music , 1960 in British music - 1960 in Norwegian music Lionel Bart's ; Birth of Oliver! Bono; Death of Oscar Hammerstein II
, 1959 in music , 1959 in British music
1959 in Norwegian music
, 1958 in music , 1958 in British music - Death of 1958 in Norwegian music Ralph Vaughan Williams; Cannonball Adderley records ; Somethin' Else Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Moanin'; Alvin and the Chipmunks release " The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)", Bruce Dickinson, Nikki Sixx, Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson are born. Born Bossa Nova a Brazilian kind of music. Carl Ruggles, Exaltation in honour of his late wife, Charlotte. Cliff Richard and The Drifters release Move It, considered Britain's first rock and roll hit single. Little Richard enters seminary, Birth of Fernando de la Mora (tenor)
, 1957 in music , 1957 in British music - Death of 1957 in Norwegian music Jean Sibelius; Birth of Anita Ward; " That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and The Crickets becomes a US No. 1 hit; Arthur Laurents's (book), Leonard Bernstein's (music), and Stephen Sondheim's (lyrics) musical first performed; West Side Story Harry Belafonte has a big hit that reached number five on the charts with the Billboard calypso song " Day-O"; is the second solo album by American At the Gate of Horn folk singer Odetta who was a seminal influence on the folksingers of the 1960s. John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet in Liverpool.
, 1956 in music , 1956 in British music - The first 1956 in Norwegian music Eurovision Song Contest is held on 24 May, Elvis Presley appears on ; The Ed Sullivan Show Leonard Bernstein's opretta first performed; Candide is the influential debut solo album by American Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues folk singer Odetta.
, 1955 in music , 1955 in British music - Cole Porter's 1955 in Norwegian music ; Deaths of Silk Stockings George Enescu and Charlie Parker; " Rock Around the Clock" becomes first worldwide No. 1 rock and roll record; Little Richard records " Tutti-Frutti", one of the first rock and roll songs; Birth of Yo-Yo Ma, Harry James signs with Capitol releasing , Harry James in Hi-Fi Lonnie Donegan released " Rock Island Line".
, 1954 in music , 1954 in British music - 1954 in Norwegian music Death of
Billy Murray, Birth of Jaramar
Elvis Presley's debut single, " That's All Right", is released on Sun Records First
Fender Stratocaster produced The British musical
by Salad Days Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds first performed
, 1953 in music , 1953 in British music - Cole Porter's 1953 in Norwegian music ; Death of Can-Can Hank Williams, Death of Sergei Prokofiev, Soviet composer and pianist
, 1952 in music , 1952 in British music - Birth of 1952 in Norwegian music Joe Strummer, Johnny Thunders, The official UK singles chart is launched; Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) established
, 1951 in music , 1951 in British music - " 1951 in Norwegian music Rocket 88" is recorded by Ike Turner and hailed as the first rock 'n' roll song; by The Rake's Progress Igor Stravinsky premieres in Venice. Birth of Joey Ramone; by Rodgers and Hammerstein; death of The King and I Arnold Schoenberg , 1950 in music , 1950 in British music - Births of 1950 in Norwegian music Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Agnetha Fältskog; Cartoon voice actor Mel Blanc releases the song " I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" as characters Looney Tunes Tweety and Sylvester; Deaths of Kurt Weill, Al Jolson, Vaslav Nijinsky
, 1949 in music , 1949 in British music - Birth of 1949 in Norwegian music Bruce Springsteen, Maureen McGovern, Valery Leontiev, Paul Rodgers, Billy Joel, Steve Perry, Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Lionel Richie, Roger Taylor and Mark Knopfler; RCA Victor introduces 45 RPM records; by Rodgers and Hammerstein South Pacific
, 1948 in music , 1948 in British music - Birth of 1948 in Norwegian music Robert Plant, John Bonham, Steven Tyler, Donna Summer, Johnny Ramone, Ted Nugent, Andrew Lloyd Webber, James Taylor, Alice Cooper, Jackson Browne, Kenny Loggins, Ian Paice, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, and Ozzy Osbourne; - Kiss Me, Kate Cole Porter; - Four Last Songs Richard Strauss; Columbia Records introduces 33 1/3 RPM ( LP) records.
, 1947 in music , 1947 in British music - Birth of 1947 in Norwegian music Elton John, David Bowie, Bob Weir, Brian Johnson, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Tracy Nelson, Paul Brady, Tim Buckley, Jim Messina, Mick Fleetwood, , Organum Jeff Lynne and Carlos Santana
, 1946 in music , 1946 in British music - Birth of 1946 in Norwegian music Freddie Mercury, Toquinho, Keith Moon, Benny Andersson, Bon Scott, Donovan, Linda Ronstadt, Marianne Faithfull, Gram Parsons, Cher, Patti Smith, David Gilmour, John Paul Jones and Dolly Parton
, 1945 in music , 1945 in British music - Birth of 1945 in Norwegian music Bob Marley, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Deborah Harry, Anne Murray, Carly Simon, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart, Kim Carnes, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, John McVie, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore, Itzhak Perlman, Debbie Harry and Eric Clapton; Death of Jerome Kern; by Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten premieres in London; - Rodgers and Hammerstein; Carousel by Metamorphosen Richard Strauss;
, 1944 in music , 1944 in British music - Birth of 1944 in Norwegian music Keith Emerson, Barry White, Diana Ross, Jeff Beck, Chico Buarque, Marvin Hamlisch, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Booker T. Jones, Joe Cocker, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Gary Glitter, Brenda Lee, Townes Van Zandt, Mary Wilson (singer) and Jimmy Page; Disappearance of Glenn Miller,
, 1943 in music , 1943 in British music - Birth of 1943 in Norwegian music Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, John Denver, Jack Bruce, Barry Manilow, Christine McVie, Jim Croce, Carlos, Gavin Bryars, Bobby Sherman, Roger Waters and Richard Wright; Death of Lorenz Hart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Formation of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carl Ruggles, ; The original Evocations Broadway production of opened on March 31, 1943 at the Oklahoma! St. James Theatre in New York City.
, 1942 in music , 1942 in British music - Birth of 1942 in Norwegian music Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, John P. Hammond, Ronnie James Dio, Brian Wilson, Jerry Garcia, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Rick Danko, Lou Reed, Paul Butterfield, Jerry Jeff Walker and Tammy Wynette; Death of George M. Cohan
, 1941 in music , 1941 in British music - Birth of 1941 in Norwegian music Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Hank Marvin, Otis Redding, Jon Lord, Chubby Checker, Aaron Neville, Charlie Watts, Neil Diamond, Richie Havens, Cass Elliot, Wilson Pickett, Linda McCartney and Ritchie Valens; Les Paul builds one of the first solid-body electric guitars; , 1940 in music , 1940 in British music - Birth of 1940 in Norwegian music John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Frank Zappa, Tom Jones, Vicente Fernández, Dionne Warwick, Cliff Richard, Phil Ochs, Levon Helm, Nancy Sinatra, Denny Doherty, Smokey Robinson, Ricky Nelson, Tim Hardin, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Hatfield, Bill Medley and (both of the Righteous Brothers)
, 1939 in music , 1939 in British music - Birth of 1939 in Norwegian music Judy Collins, Marvin Gaye, Ray Manzarek, Ginger Baker, Tina Turner and Grace Slick; Cole Porter's DuBarry Was a Lady; Judy Garland records " Over the Rainbow"
, 1938 in music , 1938 in British music - Birth of 1938 in Norwegian music Peter Yarrow, Gordon Lightfoot, Ben E. King, Death of Robert Johnson, Benny Goodman presents a jazz concert in Carnegie Hall; Death of Dan W. Quinn
, 1937 in music , 1937 in British music - Death of 1937 in Norwegian music George Gershwin, Birth of Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Garth Hudson, Tom Paxton, Philip Glass, Dame Shirley Bassey, Carl Orff's premieres Carmina Burana
, 1936 in music , 1936 in British music - Birth of 1936 in Norwegian music Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Wyman, Dave Van Ronk, Steve Reich, Bobby Darin, publishes first U.S. music chart Billboard
, 1935 in music , 1935 in British music - Birth of 1935 in Norwegian music Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Luciano Pavarotti, Ronnie Hawkins, Johnnie Mathis, John Phillips, Lou Rawls, La Monte Young, Terry Riley; Audiovox produce first electric bass guitar; by Porgy and Bess George Gershwin premieres in New York
, 1934 in music , 1934 in British music - Cole Porter's 1934 in Norwegian music ; Birth of Anything Goes Leonard Cohen, Jackie Wilson; Tammy Grimes, Bob Shane, King Curtis, Florence Henderson, Renata Scotto, Shirley Jones, Otis Rush, Frankie Valli, Pat Boone, André Prévost, Freddie King, Brian Epstein, Dave Guard, Del Shannon; Deaths of Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst
, 1933 in music , 1933 in British music - Birth of 1933 in Norwegian music James Brown, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Yoko Ono, Nick Reynolds
, 1932 in music , 1932 in British music - 1932 in Norwegian music by Cole Porter; Birth of Night and Day Johnny Cash, Petula Clark, Patsy Cline, Glenn Gould, Loretta Lynn, Miriam Makeba Carl Perkins, Little Richard, and John Williams; Death of John Philip Sousa; Adolph Rickenbacker produces first electric guitar; Bell Labs creates first stereophonic sound recordings
, 1931 in music , 1931 in British music - Birth of 1931 in Norwegian music Teresa Brewer, Sam Cooke, João Gilberto, George Jones and Phyllis McGuire; Death of Anna Pavlova , 1930 in music , 1930 in British music - Birth of 1930 in Norwegian music Ray Charles, Herbie Mann, Odetta, Sonny Rollins, Stephen Sondheim, and The Big Bopper
, 1929 in music , 1929 in British music - Cole Porter's 1929 in Norwegian music ; Birth of Fifty Million Frenchmen Beverly Sills, Bill Evans, Dick Clark, Berry Gordy, Henri Pousseur
, 1928 in music , 1928 in British music - Birth of 1928 in Norwegian music Bo Diddley and Karlheinz Stockhausen; Fats Domino by The Threepenny Opera Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (libretto) premieres in Berlin
, 1927 in music , 1927 in British music - Jerome Kern's 1927 in Norwegian music ; Igor Stravinsky's Show Boat ; Birth of Apollo Harry Belafonte, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Patti Page, Ralph Stanley
, 1926 in music , 1926 in British music - 1926 in Norwegian music by Tapiola Jean Sibelius; Birth of Marilyn Monroe, Joan Sutherland, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, Tony Bennett, Big Mama Thornton; by Turandot Giacomo Puccini premieres in Milan
, 1925 in music , 1925 in British music - Birth of 1925 in Norwegian music Celia Cruz, B.B. King and Pierre Boulez; Big record labels begin using electric microphones for recording; 78 RPM adopted as standard for records; BBC makes first radio broadcast in stereo; by Wozzeck Alban Berg premieres in Berlin, Carl Ruggles, Portals. Debut of the Grand Ole Opry.
, 1924 in music , 1924 in British music - 1924 in Norwegian music Gershwin's premieres in New York; the Rhapsody in Blue by Symphony No. 7 Jean Sibelius; Death of Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, Italian opera composer, Carl Ruggles. . Debut of the Men and Mountains National Barn Dance, the first radio program devoted to country music.
, 1923 in music , 1923 in British music - Birth of 1923 in Norwegian music Hank Williams, First recordings by Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and many other African-American artists, Carl Ruggles, Vox clamans in deserto
, 1922 in music , 1922 in British music - Birth of 1922 in Norwegian music Judy Garland.
, 1921 in music , 1921 in British music - Death of 1921 in Norwegian music Enrico Caruso, Carl Ruggles Angels , 1920 in music , 1920 in British music - Birth of 1920 in Norwegian music Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, Isaac Stern; Death of Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer, pianist, organist and conductor.
, 1919 in music , 1919 in British music - Birth of 1919 in Norwegian music Pete Seeger, Merce Cunningham, Carl Ruggles, Toys
, 1918 in music , 1918 in British music - 1918 in Norwegian music Phonograph cylinders become obsolete; the Society for Private Musical Performances is founded in Vienna by Arnold Schoenberg; Death of Claude Debussy
, 1917 in music , 1917 in British music - Birth of 1917 in Norwegian music Lou Harrison, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lee Hooker, Dinu Lipatti, Isang Yun; First hit jazz recordings by Original Dixieland Jass Band, Death of Scott Joplin
, 1916 in music , 1916 in British music - Birth of 1916 in Norwegian music Milton Babbitt, Henri Dutilleux, Alberto Ginastera, Betty Grable, Harry James, Dinah Shore,
, 1915 in music , 1915 in British music - 1915 in Norwegian music by An Alpine Symphony Richard Strauss; Birth of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, John Serry, Sr.; Tom Brown starts billing his group as a " Jass Band"
, 1914 in music , 1914 in British music - " 1914 in Norwegian music St. Louis Blues" published; first calypso music recordings
, 1913 in music , 1913 in British music - Birth of 1913 in Norwegian music Muddy Waters, Vinicius de Moraes; Igor Stravinsky's is premiered in Paris. The Rite of Spring
, 1912 in music - Birth of 1912 in Norwegian music Woody Guthrie, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Cage
, 1911 in music - Birth of 1911 in Norwegian music Robert Johnson, by Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss premieres in Dresden, Death of Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor , 1910 in music - Birth of 1910 in Norwegian music Howlin' Wolf, Artie Shaw, John H. Hammond, Django Reinhardt; " Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
, 1909 in music - Death of 1909 in Norwegian music Francisco Tárrega; by Elektra Richard Strauss premieres in Dresden; Birth of Benny Goodman
, 1908 in music - The two first 1908 in Norwegian music atonal pieces are composed, first by Béla Bartók and then by Arnold Schoenberg.
, 1907 in music - Death of 1907 in Norwegian music Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843); Birth of Gene Autry, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Kate Smith
, 1906 in music - Birth of 1906 in Norwegian music Dmitri Shostakowich, soviet composer and pianist, Victor begins selling the Victrola phonograph player for $15.00; Len Spencer, --- earliest recorded advert played in Phonograph shops to sell the devices; the I Am The Edison Phonograph by Symphony No. 8 Gustav Mahler: Birth of Pedro Vargas known as the "Nightingale of the Americas".
, 1905 in music - 1905 in Norwegian music by The Merry Widow Franz Lehár premieres in Vienna; by Salome Richard Strauss premieres in Dresden
, 1904 in music - The 1904 in Norwegian music Violin Concerto (Sibelius) by Jean Sibelius; Death of Antonín Dvo?ák, Czech composer, by Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini premieres in Milan
, 1903 in music - 1903 in Norwegian music by Valse triste Jean Sibelius; Birth of Bing Crosby and Vladimir Horowitz
, 1902 in music - Birth of 1902 in Norwegian music Richard Rodgers, by Pelléas et Mélisande Claude Debussy premieres in Paris
, 1901 in music - Birth of 1901 in Norwegian music Louis Armstrong, Death of Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, Birth of Silvestre Vargas , 1900 in music - 1900 in Norwegian music by Tosca Giacomo Puccini premieres in Rome
, 1899 in music - 1899 in Norwegian music by Rusalka Antonín Dvo?ák; by Ein Heldenleben Richard Strauss; Symphony No. 1 and publication of by Finlandia Jean Sibelius; by Shéhérazade Maurice Ravel; by Enigma Variations Edward Elgar; " Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin; Death of Johann Strauss II; Birth of Duke Ellington; Birth of Silvestre Revueltas
, 1898 in music - Birth of 1898 in Norwegian music George Gershwin, Paul Robeson
, 1897 in music - 1897 in Norwegian music Ragtime music becomes popular in the United States; Death of Brahms, Birth of Marian Anderson
, 1896 in music - 1896 in Norwegian music by Also sprach Zarathustra Richard Strauss; by Jungfrun i tornet Jean Sibelius; Death of Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer and opera composer and Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer and organist
, 1895 in music - 1895 in Norwegian music by The Swan of Tuonela Jean Sibelius; by Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Richard Strauss; George W. Johnson becomes first African American recording artist with "The Laughing Song"; Birth of Carl Orff, Oscar Hammerstein II, William Grant Still, the "Dean of African-American music"
, 1894 in music - 1894 in Norwegian music Cello Concerto and by Humoresques Antonín Dvo?ák
, 1893 in music - 1893 in Norwegian music Symphony No. 9 and String Quartet No. 12 by Antonín Dvo?ák; Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler; by Karelia Suite Jean Sibelius; Death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
, 1892 in music - 1892 in Norwegian music Dan W. Quinn makes first recordings in New York City; by Kullervo Jean Sibelius; by Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo; by The Nutcracker Marius Petipa
, 1891 in music - 1891 in Norwegian music Piano Trio No. 4 by Antonín Dvo?ák; Birth of Sergei Prokofiev, Soviet composer and pianist , 1890 in music - 1890 in Norwegian music John Philip Sousa makes first recordings with Columbia Phonograph Company; Birth of Bronislava Nijinska, choreographer
, 1889 in music - Birth of 1889 in Norwegian music Vaslav Nijinsky, - Ballet dancer (d. 1950); Effie Stewart records first serious classical music at Edison's Menlo Park; First Phonograph Parlor opens in San Francisco; by Kaiser-Walzer Johann Strauss II; by Death and Transfiguration Richard Strauss.
, 1888 in music - The 1888 in Norwegian music by Symphony No. 2 Gustav Mahler; Birth of Lead Belly; Death of Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer and ultra virtuoso pianist; Wax phonograph cylinders commercially marketed; Emile Berliner invents lateral-cut disc records.
, 1887 in music - The 1887 in Norwegian music Havanaise (Saint-Saëns) by Camille Saint-Saëns; Birth of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, and guitarist
, 1886 in music - 1886 in Norwegian music and the The Carnival of the Animals Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns; birth of Marcel Dupré, Al Jolson, Paul Paray, Othmar Schoeck; Franz Liszt publishes his final Hungarian Rhapsody; death of Franz Liszt.
, 1885 in music - 1885 in Norwegian music - The Mikado Arthur Sullivan; by The Gypsy Baron Johann Strauss II; Birth of Jerome Kern
, 1884 in music - Birth of 1884 in Norwegian music Sophie Tucker
, 1883 in music - Birth of 1883 in Norwegian music Edgard Varèse, Death of Richard Wagner, German composer
, 1882 in music - Birth of 1882 in Norwegian music Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer, by Parsifal Richard Wagner premieres in Bayreuth; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - premiere 1812 Overture
, 1881 in music - Births of 1881 in Norwegian music Béla Bartók and George Enescu , 1880 in music - 1880 in Norwegian music and " Stabat Mater Songs My Mother Taught Me" by Antonín Dvorák; The Violin Concerto No. 3 (Saint-Saëns) by Camille Saint-Saëns; Death of Jacques Offenbach, composer (b. 1819)
- Death of 1869 in music Hector Berlioz, French composer, by Das Rheingold Richard Wagner premieres in Munich
- Death of 1868 in music Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer, by Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Richard Wagner premières in Munich; by Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms premières in Bremen; by Brahms ( Wiegenlied Brahms' Lullaby); by Tales from the Vienna Woods Johann Strauss II; the Piano Concerto No. 2 (Saint-Saëns) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Birth of 1867 in music Scott Joplin, famous ragtime composer; by The Blue Danube Johann Strauss II; (opera) by Roméo et Juliette Charles Gounod; by Peer Gynt Edvard Grieg
- 1866 in music Franz Liszt completes his oratorio Christus; Birth of French composer Erik Satie.
- Birth of Finnish composer 1865 in music Jean Sibelius; by Tristan und Isolde Richard Wagner premieres in Munich, marking the beginning of the end for traditional tonality; The by Symphony No. 1 Antonín Dvorak; Franz Liszt publishes his solo piano transcriptions of the full Beethoven Symphonies 1 - 9.
Birth of 1864 in music Richard Strauss, German composer, Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer, pianist, organist and conductor
- The 1863 in music by Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Camille Saint-Saëns; Birth of Ernesto Nazareth
- Birth of French composer 1862 in music Claude Debussy
- Birth of 1861 in music Anton Arensky; Franz Liszt completes his first Mephisto Waltz The Dance in the Village Inn. - Birth of 1860 in music Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor
- 1859 in music by Faust Charles Gounod premieres in Paris; Richard Wagner concludes Tristan und Isolde; In 1859, John Freeman Young published the English translation of Silent Night that is most frequently sung today.
- Births of 1858 in music Medardo Rosso and Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer, by Orphée aux enfers Jacques Offenbach, the first operetta, premieres in Paris; Hector Berlioz writes ; Les Troyens Johann Strauss II writes Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
- Birth of 1857 in music Edward Elgar, British composer; First public performance of Franz Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor
- Death of 1856 in music Robert Schumann, German composer and pianist; Richard Wagner, German composer, concludes Die Walküre
- Birth of 1855 in music Ernest Chausson
- 1854 in music Richard Wagner, German composer, concludes Das Rheingold
- 1853 in music by Il trovatore Giuseppe Verdi premieres in Rome; by Verdi premieres in La traviata Venice
- Births of 1852 in music Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer, teacher and conductor and Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer and guitarist
- 1851 in music by Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi premieres in Venice - 1850 in music by Lohengrin Richard Wagner premieres in Weimar; Foster's Plantation Melodies by Stephen Foster, including " Camptown Races"
- The 1829 in music , the Italian Symphony , and the Scottish Symphony by Songs Without Words Felix Mendelssohn; Birth of Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer and ultra virtuoso pianist
- 1828 in music Franz Schubert dies
- 1827 in music Ludwig van Beethoven dies; by Winterreise Franz Schubert; by Il pirata Vincenzo Bellini
- June 5, Death of 1826 in music Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, German opera composer. by String Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp minor Ludwig van Beethoven was completed. October 31, Muzio Clementi's complete (100 pieces) appears for the first time, simultaneously in Paris, Leipzig and London. Gradus ad Parnassum
- Birth of 1825 in music Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer; Songs from Sir Walter Scott by Franz Schubert, including " Ellens dritter Gesang" (Schubert's Ave Maria); The by Octet Felix Mendelssohn Antonio Salieri dies
- Birth of 1824 in music Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer and organist; Beethoven's 9th Symphony
- 1823 in music by Die schöne Müllerin Franz Schubert
1822 in music
- 1821 in music by Der Freischütz Carl Maria von Weber, premieres in Berlin 1820 in music
- April 16, The publication of 1819 in music Muzio Clementi's Volume II is entered at Stationer's Hall, London. September 13, Birth of Gradus ad Parnassum Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer.
- 1818 in music by Hammerklavier sonate Ludwig van Beethoven; " Silent Night" written by Josef Mohr and composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, - The first performance of on December 25, (Church of St. Nikolaus in Silent Night Oberndorf, Austria).
- March 1, 1817 in music Muzio Clementi's Volume I is published simultaneously in London, Paris and Leipzig. Gradus ad Parnassum
- 1816 in music (The Barber of Seville) by Il barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini, premieres in Rome
1815 in music
1814 in music
- Birth of French-Jewish composer and ultra virtuoso pianist 1813 in music Charles-Valentin Alkan; Birth of German composer Richard Wagner; Birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
- Birth of German composer 1812 in music Friedrich von Flotow; Birth of Swiss composer and virtuoso pianist Sigismund Thalberg.
- Birth of Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist 1811 in music Franz Liszt. - Birth of Polish composer and virtuoso pianist 1810 in music Frédéric Chopin; Birth of German composer and virtuoso pianist Robert Schumann; Ludwig van Beethoven completes his . Fifth Piano Concerto Emperor
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