- 1915 in music
* Tom Brown's band from
New Orleansgoes to Chicago, Illinoisand start advertising themselves as a "Jass Band"
Herbert Howellsis given six months to live, and becomes the first person in the UK to receive radium treatment (he will live on until 1983).
Published popular music
* "Alabama Jubilee" w.m.
Jack Yellen& George L. Cobb
* "All For You" w.
Henry Blossomm. Victor Herbert
* "Along The Rocky Road To Dublin" w.
Joe Youngm. Bert Grant
* "America, I Love You" w. Edgar Leslie m. Archie Gottler
* "Araby" w.m.
* "Are You From Dixie?" w.m.
Jack Yellen& George L. Cobb
* "Are You The O'Reilly? (Blime Me, O' Reilly, You Are Lookin' Well)" Rooney, Emmett
* "The Army Of Today's All Right" w.m. Kenneth Lyle & Fred W. Leigh
* "Auf Wiedersehen" w. Herbert Reynolds m.
Sigmund Romberg, from the musical The Blue Paradise
* "Babes In The Wood" w. Schuyler Greene &
Jerome Kernm. Jerome Kern
* "Baby Shoes" w. Joe Goodwin & Ed Rose m.
* "Beatrice Fairfax, Tell Me What To Do" w.m. Grant Clarke, Joseph McCarthy, &
James V. Monaco
* "Blame It On The Blues" Cooke
Canadian Capers" w. Earl Burnett m. Gus Chandler, Bert White & Henry Cohan
* "Close To My Heart" by
* "Dear Old-Fashioned Irish Songs, My Mother Sang To Me" Bryan, Von Tilzer
* "Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You" w. Thomas Hoier m. James Morgan
* "Down In Bom-Bombay" w. Ballard MacDonald m. Harry Carroll
* "Everything In America Is Ragtime" w.m.
* "Fascination" w.m. Harold Atteridge &
* "Gasoline Gus And His Jitney Bus" Gay, Brown
* "Georgia Grind" w.m.
* "The Girl On The Magazine Cover" w.m.
* "Hello Frisco!" w. Gene Buck m. Louis A. Hirsch
* "Hello Hawaii, How Are You?" w.
Bert Kalmar& Edgar Leslie m. Jean Schwartz
* "The Hesitating Blues" w.m.
W. C. Handy
* "I Can Beat You Doing What You're Doing Me" w.m.
Clarence Williams& Armand J. Piron
* "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier" w.
Alfred Bryanm. Al Piantadosi
* "I Love A Piano" w.m.
* "I Wish I Was An Island In An Ocean Of Girls" w.
Henry Blossomm. Victor Herbert
* "I'd Rather Be A Lamp-Post On Old Broadway" Benjamin Hapgood Burt
* "If I Can't Sing The Words, You Must Whistle The Tune" Hermann Darewski
* "If We Can't Be The Same Old Sweethearts" w. Joe McCarthy m.
James V. Monaco
* "I'm Simply Crazy Over You" w.
William Jerome& E. Ray Goetzm. Jean Schwartz
* "In A Monastery Garden" m.
Albert William Ketèlbey
* "Ireland Is Ireland To Me" w. Fiske O'Hara &
J. Keirn Brennanm. Ernest R. Ball
* "It's Tulip Time In Holland" w. Dave Radford m.
Richard A. Whiting
* "I've Been Floating Down The Old Green River" w.
Bert Kalmarm. Joe Cooper
* "I've Gotta Go Back To Texas"
* "Just Try To Picture Me (Back Home In Tennessee)" w.
William Jeromem. Walter Donaldson
* "The Ladder Of Roses" w. R. H. Burnside m.
* "The Little House Upon The Hill" w. Ballard MacDonald & Joe Goodwin m. Harry Puck
* "Love Is The Best Of All" w.
Henry Blossomm. Victor Herbert
* "Love, Here Is My Heart" w.
Adrian Rossm. Lãu Silésu
* "The Magic Melody" w. Schuyler Greene m.
* "Memories" w.
Gustave Kahnm. Egbert Van Alstyne
* "Molly Dear It's You I'm After" w. Frank Wood m. Henry E. Pether
* "M-O-T-H-E-R" w. Howard Johnson m.
Theodore F. Morse
* "My Little Girl" w. Sam M. Lewis & William Dillon m.
Albert Von Tilzer
* "My Mother's Rosary" w. Sam M. Lewis m. George W. Meyer
* "My Sweet Adair" w.m.
L. Wolfe Gilbert& Anatole Friedland
* "Neapolitan Love Song" w.
Henry Blossom Jrm. Victor Herbert
* "Nola" m.
* "Norway" by Joe McCarthy
* "On The Beach At Waikiki" w. G. H. Stover m. Henry Kailimai
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" w. George Asaf m. Felix Powell
Paper Doll" w.m. Johnny S. Black
* "The Perfect Song" w.
Clarence Lucasm. Joseph Carl Breil
* "Please Keep Out Of My Dreams" w.m.
* "Ragging The Scale" w. Dave Ringle m. Edward B. Claypole
* "Ragtime Pipe of Pan" w.
Harold J. Atteridgem. Sigmund Rombergfrom the revue" A World of Pleasure"
* "Railroad Jim" by
Nat H. Vincent
* "She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree" w. Jeff T. Branen m. Ernest R. Ball
* "Siam" w. Howard Johnson m.
* "So Long Letty" by
* "Some Little Bug Is Going To Find You" w.
Benjamin Hapgood Burt& Roy Atwell m. Silvio Hein. Introduced by Roy Atwellin the musical " Alone at Last".
* "Some Sort Of Somebody" w.
Elsie Janism. Jerome Kern
* "Song Of The Islands" w.m.
Charles E. King
* "That Hula Hula" w.m.
* "There Must Be Little Cupids In The Briny" Jack Foley
* "There's A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway" w. Howard Johnson m.
* "There's A Little Lane Without A Turning On The Way To Home Sweet Home" w. Sam M. Lewis m. George W. Meyer
* "Underneath The Stars" w. Fleta Jan Brown m. Herbert Spencer
* "We'll Have A Jubilee In My Old Kentucky Home" w. Coleman Goetz m.
* "When I Get Back To The USA" w.m
* "When I Leave The World Behind" w.m.
* "When Old Bill Bailey Plays The Ukulele" w.m. Charles McCarron & Nat Vincent
* "When You're In Love With Someone" w.m. Grant Clarke & Al Piantadosi
* "Which Switch Is The Switch, Miss, For Ipswich?" David, Barnett & Darewski
* "You Can't Mend A Broken Heart" by
* "You Know And I Know" w. Schuyler Greene m.
* "You'll Always Be The Same Sweet Girl" w.
Andrew B. Sterlingm. Harry Von Tilzer
* "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" by
* "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" by
* "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier" by
Claude Debussy- "En blanc et noir"
Jesus Guridi- "Así cantan los chicos"
Federico Mompou- "L'Hora Gris (Grey Hour)"
Heitor Villa-Lobos- String Quartets 1 & 2
Umberto Giordano- "Madame Sans-Gene"
Scott Joplin- "Treemonisha" (the only performance during his lifetime) Musical theater
Alone at Last" Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theatre on October 14and ran for 180 performances
* "Betty" London production opened at Daly's Theatre on
April 24and ran for 391 performances
Bric-A-Brac" London production opened at the Palace Theatre on September 18.
5064 Gerrard" London revueopened at the Alhambra Theatreon March 19.
Hip-Hip-Hooray" Broadway revueopened at the Hippodrome Theatre on September 30and ran for 425 performances.
Maid in America" Broadway production opened at the Winter Garden Theatreon February 18and ran for 108 performances.
The Blue Paradise" Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatreon August 5and ran for 356 performances.
The Only Girl" London production opened at the Apollo Theatreon September 25and ran for 107 performances.
* "The Passing Show Of 1915" Broadway
revueopened at the Winter Garden Theatreon May 29and ran for 145 performances.
Shell Out" London production opened at the Comedy Theatreon August 24and ran for 315 performances.
Stop! Look! Listen!" Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatreon December 25and ran for 105 performances.
* "Tonight's The Night" London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on
April 18and ran for 460 performances.
Very Good Eddie" Broadway production opened at the Princess Theatreon December 23and ran for 341 performances
A World of Pleasure" Broadway revueopened at the Winter Garden Theatreon October 14and ran for 116 performances.
* "Ziegfeld Follies Of 1915" Broadway
revueopened at the New Amsterdam Theatreon June 21and ran for 104 performances
January 6- Bob Copper, folk singer (d. 2004)
January 25- Ewan MacColl, folk singer and songwriter (d. 1989)
January 27- Jack Brymer, clarinettist (d. 2003)
January 29- John Serry, Sr., concert accordionist, composer & arranger (d. 2003)
January 30- Dorothy Dell, actress and singer (d. 1934)
February 4- Ray Evans, songwriter (d. 2007)
March 10- Sir Charles Groves, conductor (d. 1992)
March 20- Sister Rosetta Tharpe, gospel singer (d. 1973)
March 20- Sviatoslav Richter, pianist (d. 1997)
March 28- Jay Livingston, songwriter (d. 2001)
March 29- George Chisholm, jazz trombonist and comedian (d. 1997)
April 4- Muddy Waters(d. 1983)
April 7- Billie Holiday, blues singer (d. 1959)
April 12- Hound Dog Taylor, blues musician (d. 1975)
April 29- Donald Mills, US singer of the Mills Brothers(d. 1999)
May 5- Alice Faye, US actress and singer (d. 1998)
May 8- Nan Wynn, US singer (d. 1971)
May 25- Ginny Simms, US singer (d. 1994)
May 27- Midge Williams, jazz singer (d. 1952)
June 1- Bart Howard, composer and pianist (d. 2004)
June 9- Les Paul, musician, inventor of the solid body electric guitar
June 12- Priscilla Lane, US singer and actress (d. 1995)
June 17- David "Stringbean" Akeman, US country musician (d. 1973)
June 28- David Honeyboy Edwards, blues musician
July 9- David Diamond, classical composer (d. 2005)
July 15- Frankie Yankovic, polka musician (d. 1998)
July 23- Emmett Berry, jazz trumpeter (d. 1993)
July 31- George Forrest, musical theatre writer (d. 1999)
August 6- Jacques Abram, pianist (d. 1998)
August 24- Wynonie Harris, US singer (d. 1969)
August 26- Humphrey Searle, composer (d. 1982)
September 3- Memphis Slim, blues musician (d. 1988)
September 5- Florencio Morales Ramos, singer, trovador and composer (d. 1989)
September 12- Billy Daniels, US singer (d. 1988)
September 23- Julius Baker, flautist (d. 2003)
September 24- Ettore Gracis, conductor (d. 1992)
October 10- Sweets Edison, jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
October 15- Nellie Lutcher, jazz singer and pianist (d. 2007)
Jane Jarvis, jazz pianist and composer
November 9- Hanka Bielicka, Polish singer and actress (d. 2006)
November 14- Billy Bauer, jazz guitarist (d. 2005)
December 12- Frank Sinatra, US singer and actor (d. 1998)
December 19- Édith Piaf, French singer (d. 1963)
December 25- Pete Rugolo, Italian-born US pianist and bandleader
December 30- Brownie McGhee, folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
*"date unknown" -
Fulgencio Aquino, Venezuelan harpist and composer (d. 1994)
January 2- Karl Goldmark, composer (b. 1830)
January 21- Louis Gregh, composer and publisher (b. 1843)
January 22- Anna Bartlett Warner, songwriter (b. 1827)
Emile Waldteufel, composer (b. 1837)
Fanny Crosby, hymn-writer (b. 1820)
March 12- Heinrich Schülz-Beuthen, composer (b. 1838)
April 27- Alexander Scriabin, composer (b. 1872)
May 7- Charles Frohman, Broadway producer (b. 1856) (drowned in sinking of "Lusitania")
June 9- Enrico Rocca, violin maker (b. 1847)
June 19- Sergei Taneyev, pianist and composer (b. 1856)
June 25- Rafael Joseffy, pianist and composer (b. 1852)
September 15- Isidor Bajić, composer (b. 1878)
September 29- Rudi Stephan, composer (b. 1887) (killed in action)
October 2- Russell Alexander, entertainer and composer (b. 1877)
Otto Malling, organist and composer (b. 1848)
Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer (b. 1887)
October 26- August Bungert, composer and poet (b. 1845)
November 14- Teodor Leszetycki, pianist and composer (b. 1830)
December 10- David Jenkins, composer (b. 1848)
**Henry Hart, entertainer and composer (b. 1839)
Billy Kersands, dancer (b. c. 1842)
Sigismund Zaremba, composer (b. 1861)
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