On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1922 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 1965 Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
  • 1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • 1975 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1995 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day
  • 1997 "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 2019 American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence
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Deaths in Music

  • 1727 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • 1763 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
  • 1834 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • 1867 Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
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Weddings in Music

  • 2010 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California