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Year 1923 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas)
  • Feb 1 Noël Coward's stage comedy "The Young Idea" premieres at the Savoy Theatre, London; runs for 60 performances
  • Feb 19 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres
  • Feb 21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • Mar 7 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship
  • Mar 23 Frank Silver and Irving Conn publish their hit song "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
  • Mar 31 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners
  • May 30 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres
  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
  • Oct 29 Gibbs, Grey and Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing "The Charleston") opens on Broadway, New York City
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Musicians Married in 1923

  • May 17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Musicians Divorces in 1923


Musicians Who Died in 1923

  • Feb 19 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 27 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 5 (Theodora) "Dora" Pejačević, Croatian countess and composer (Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op. 41), dies at 37
  • Apr 19 Thomas Paine Westendorf, American songwriter ("I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" ), dies at 75
  • May 30 Camille Chevillard, French composer, dies at 63

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