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Year 1928 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York
  • Mar 1 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby
  • Mar 13 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 22 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
  • Jun 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End Blues"
  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • Sep 15 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 Cohan and Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Cole Porter and E. Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" opens at the Music Box Theater, NYC; runs for 195 performances
  • Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti debuts Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto
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Musicians Married in 1928


Musicians Who Died in 1928

  • Jan 8 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, Romanian composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 16 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), dies at 71
  • Mar 1 Herbert Brewer, English composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 1 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Leslie Stuart [Thomas Barrett], British musical theater composer (Florodora), dies at 64

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