1835 – Karlis Baumanis was born 11th of May in Wilkenhof. 1870 – Created the Letti national anthem "God segne Latvia". First lettische composer, who dared it to use in a song the word "Latvija" (Latvia) so that this had to be replaced by the more harmless term "Baltija" (the Baltic). Worked in Lemsal as ..
1881 – Béla Bartók was born 25th of March in Transylvanian town Nagyszentmiklós Hungary. 1899 – Bartók followed Dohnányi to the Academy of Music in Budapest. 1903 – Bartók produced his first major work, the symphonic poem, Kossuth, honoring Lajos Kossuth, hero of the Hungarian revolution. 1906 – Bartók began his collecting in Hungary’s Békés ..
1966 – Cecilia Bartoli is a Italian mezzo-soprano singer was born 4th of June. 1975 – Her first public performance was as a shepherd boy in Tosca. 1985 – Bartoli appeared in a talent show on Italian television; the conductor Riccardo Muti saw her performance and invited her to audition at La Scala. 1990 – ..
William "Count" Basie is a US jazz bandleader, composer, and pianist. 1904 – William "Count" Basie was born 21st of August in Red Bank, New Jersey. 1924 – Basie toured the Theater Owners Bookers Association (T.O.B.A.) vaudeville circuit as a soloist and accompanist to blues singers. 1928 – He joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils. 1929 ..
1979 – Lance Bass is a US pop singer was on 4th of May. He joined ‘N Sync, a boy band turned overnight sensation. 2001 – Starred in the motion picture On the Line. 2002 – Entered cosmonaut training at Star City, Russia. – Medically cleared for possible space flight. ..
1873 – Blanche Bates was born 25th of August in Portland, Oregon USA. Her debut in San Francisco in a benefit performance of Brander Matthews’s This Picture and That. Among her early successes were her Mrs. Hillary in The Senator, Phyllis in The Charity Ball, and Nora in A Doll’s House. 1898 – She joined ..
1933 – Born John Barry Prendergast on 3rd of November in York, England. 1959 – Barry married Barbara Pickard. John Barry formed the John Barry Seven. Barry then met Adam Faith, and composed songs and film scores. 1963 – His first as lead composer, From Russia with Love. 1964 – Barry composed sounds for Goldfinger. ..
1878 – Lionel Herbert Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28th of April. 1908 – Making his screen debut in "The Paris Hat". 1911 – His second film was Fighting Blood, produced by the Biograph Company. 1920 – Silent movies of particular note for Lionel were "The Copperhead" and "Sadie Thompson". 1931 – Won the Academy ..
1930 – Lionel Bart was born 1st of August in London. 1959 – His first musical was Lock Up Your Daughters, based on an 18th century play by Henry Fielding. – Followed by Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be. 1960 – He wrote the music lyrics, and book for musical Oliver!. ..
1779 – Born in Tarbolton in South Ayrshire. 1895 – "Waltzing Matilda" was created in the sitting room of Dagworth Station in January with the help of a young solicitor and poet, "Banjo" Paterson. 1805 – Tannahill wrote the words. 1818 – Barr set them to music, possibly based on the melody of "Go to ..