On This Day in Music for April 28

Events in Music

  • 1865 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris
  • 1892 1st performance of Antonín Dvořák's overture "Carnival Overture"
  • 1940 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
  • 1943 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
  • 1960 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • 1965 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni
  • 1969 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win
  • 1969 Rock band King Crimson with Robert Fripp, Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts
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Weddings in Music

  • 1990 Guns & Roses' singer Axl Rose marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

Divorces in Music


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Musicians Who Died on Apr 28

  • 1770 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, dies at 60
  • 1799 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1804 Hans Gram, Danish composer, dies at 49
  • 1887 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67
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