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On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade)
  • 1895 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • 1920 Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, first significant Blues hit by African American artist
  • 1970 Jim Morrison's Trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish
  • 1979 Wings release single "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"
  • 1979 "Off the Wall" 5th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1980)
  • 1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5 million
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Weddings in Music

  • 1946 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)
  • 2000 American singer-songwriter Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper
  • 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii; divorce in 2004
  • 2013 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Prince (30) at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada