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Year 1951 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 6 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • Jan 27 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 320 performances
  • Jan 29 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Feb 3 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 10 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg, a parody of daytime soap operas which had only two voices repeating each other's names, peaks at #21 in the USA
  • Feb 24 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Feb 25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden, NYC, after 278 performances
  • Mar 10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Mar 25 5th Tony Awards: "Guys & Dolls" (musical) and "The Rose Tattoo" (play) win
  • Mar 27 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"
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Musicians Married in 1951

Musicians Divorces in 1951

  • Oct 29 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

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