On This Day

July 23, 1961 in Music

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Music

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American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ..." premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough), born in Dagenham, Essex, England