On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1963 Beatles release single "She Loves You" in the UK
  • 1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).
  • 1975 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • 1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
  • 1986 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1994 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1723 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
  • 1777 Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
  • 1802 Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
  • 1825 Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
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Weddings in Music

  • 1962 Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
  • 1989 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)
  • 2010 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain