On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London
  • 1878 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
  • 1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
  • 1959 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
  • 1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • 1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances

Weddings in Music

  • 2009 Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
  • 2013 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France