On This Day in Music for April 29

Events in Music

  • 1784 Premiere of Mozart's Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 at K√§rntnerthor Theater in Vienna; violinist Regina Strinasacchi, and Wolfgang Mozart on piano
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967
  • 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 1984 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1990 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1991 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year, 1992; Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)
  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1989 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1995 American rapper Tupac Shakur (23) marries law student Keisha Morris; divorce in 1996
  • 2004 "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (87) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 29

  • 1712 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1813 Christian Danner, German violinist and composer, dies at 55
  • 1905 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), dies at 57
  • 1922 Kyrylo Stetsenko, Ukrainian composer (Burlaka), choral conductor, music critic, teacher, and later, Ukrainian Orthodox priest, dies of typhus while tending to the sick during an outbreak at 39
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