On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1928 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
  • 1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
  • 1957 "All Shook Up" single released by Elvis Presley
  • 1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • 1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
  • 1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1971 6th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson win
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Deaths in Music

  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), dies at 54
  • 1758 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, dies at 87
  • 1796 Gaspare Gabellone, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1798 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
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Weddings in Music

  • 1984 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England
  • 1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • 2009 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Divorces in Music

  • 1948 Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage