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Year 1954 in Music History

Events in Music

Musicians Married in 1954

  • Jul 31 American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33)
  • Aug 7 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Musicians Who Died in 1954

  • Jan 10 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 11 Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
  • Jan 13 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 2 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, dies at 52

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