On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1575 English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly
  • 1910 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1934 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1949 "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • 1969 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
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Deaths in Music

  • 1599 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer, dies at 51
  • 1700 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer, dies at 39
  • 1781 Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66
  • 1796 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
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Weddings in Music

  • 2006 Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan