Year 1944 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 3 "Going My Way", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Academy Award for Best Picture, 1945)
  • Oct 30 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Musicians Married in 1944

  • Oct 3 American comedian Jerry Lewis (18) marries American singer Patti Palmer (22); divorce in 1980
  • Nov 11 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton
  • Dec 15 Country music star Hank Williams (21) weds Audrey Sheppard. It was her second marriage and his first.