On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1918 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC
  • 1955 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)
  • 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • 1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • 1979 "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)
  • 2008 "The Fame", debut album by Lady Gaga, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Electronic/Dance Album 2009)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1744 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1780 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1795 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1812 Vincenzo Righini, composer, dies at 56
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Weddings in Music

  • 1935 French singer Édith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris
  • 1974 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh
  • 2015 World famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain