On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1911 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" record by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan, sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1939 Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe
  • 1948 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • 1964 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
  • 1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
  • 1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1869 Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy
  • 1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 1994 Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27) in the Eternal City
  • 2001 Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2006 Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia