On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany
  • 1922 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • 1939 Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
  • 1953 "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
  • 1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
  • 1965 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1647 Johann Dilliger, composer, dies at 53
  • 1676 Joan Cererols, composer, dies at 57
  • 1767 Johann Schobert, composer, dies
  • 1885 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66
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Divorces in Music

  • 1953 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage