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Year 1936 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • May 2 Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow

Musicians Married in 1936

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

Musicians Who Died in 1936

  • Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], French composer (Because), dies at 78
  • Jan 22 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Clara Butt, English alto singer (Country of Hope and Glory), dies at 62
  • Mar 4 Ruben Liljefors, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, American composer, dies at 63

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