On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
  • 1922 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
  • 1953 78th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 performances
  • 1960 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1960 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
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Deaths in Music

  • 1304 Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
  • 1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
  • 1875 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
  • 1887 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
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Weddings in Music

  • 2004 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2012 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona