On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1955 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
  • 1969 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
  • 1980 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
  • 1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1787 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63
  • 1833 Philip Knapton, composer, dies at 44
  • 1837 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • 1842 Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60
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Weddings in Music

  • 1962 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith
  • 2004 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey