On This Day

Year 1924 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at influential concert "Experiment in Modern Music" held by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra at the Aeolian Hall, NYC
  • Jun 9 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by American jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
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Musicians Married in 1924

  • Jan 11 German-Swiss poet and novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds Swiss soprano and painter Ruth Wenger (26); divorce in 1927
  • Feb 4 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds jazz pianist Lillian "Lil" Hardin (26) - 2nd try for each; separate in 1931 and divorce in 1938