On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1949 Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1
  • 1960 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg
  • 1964 Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • 1967 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
  • 1811 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78
  • 1853 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • 1894 William Charles Levey, composer, dies at 57
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Weddings in Music

  • 1918 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)
  • 1932 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)
  • 1979 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
  • 1984 Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office
  • 2012 "Melrose Place" actor Grant Show (50) weds "The Campaign" actress and former ballet dancer Katherine LaNasa (45) at The Oak Grove at Ribbit Tree & Plant Nursery in Topanga, California