On This Day in Music

  • June

Events in Music

  • 1902 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • 1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • 1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
  • 1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • 1980 Musical comedy film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi premieres in Chicago
  • 1989 "Ghostbusters II" directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd premieres
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Deaths in Music

  • 1651 Marsilio Casentini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1804 Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1808 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60
  • 1831 Josef Schnabel, German composer, dies at 64
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • 2005 "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • 2007 Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara