On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1870 Opera "Die Walk├╝re (The Valkyrie)" is produced (Munich)
  • 1938 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
  • 1952 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • 1955 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • 1964 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • 1966 Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
  • 1967 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 2005 British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
  • 2006 Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia
  • 2016 Singer-songwriter Jill Scott (44) weds longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony