On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
  • 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer
  • 1969 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY
  • 1974 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1975 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 1986 Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single
  • 1987 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1846 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe PĂ©lissier in Paris
  • 1946 Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)
  • 1983 Musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher
  • 1985 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Divorces in Music

  • 1968 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage