On This Day in Music for April 24

Events in Music

  • 1801 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons)
  • 1823 Eugene Scribes opera "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris
  • 1945 Miles Davis makes recording debut with the Herbie Fields Orchestra, backing singer "Rubberlegs" Wilson, at Savoy Records Studio, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1946 One-act ballet "Symphonic Variations" choreographed by Frederick Ashton with music by C├ęsar Franck danced by Sandler's Wells Ballet debuts at Covent Garden, London
  • 1959 Netherland Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • 1969 Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead
  • 1971 Skip Redwine and Larry Frank's musical "Frank Merriwell" opens and closes at Longacre Theater, NYC (1 performance only)
  • 1979 US State of Georgia designates Ray Charles' rendition of "Georgia On My Mind" (written by Hoagy Carmichael) as official state song
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Weddings in Music

  • 1988 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor
  • 1992 British rock star David Bowie (45) weds Somali supermodel Iman (37) in civil ceremony at city hall in Lausanne, Switzerland

Divorces in Music

  • 2007 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 24

  • 1758 Florian Wrastill, Austrian composer of sacred music, choir master, and Benedictine monk, dies at 41
  • 1776 Giuseppe Paolucci, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • 1827 Pierre-Joseph Candeille, French composer, dies at 82
  • 1848 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
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