On This Day in Music for April 30

Events in Music

  • 1852 Anton Rubinstein's opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1885 Henry Lee Higginson starts the "Popular Music" series with the Boston Symphony, which evolves into the Boston Pops Orchestra 1900
  • 1902 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris
  • 1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
  • 1954 Darius Milhaud's 4th Concert for piano and orchestra premieres in Haifa, Israel
  • 1955 Cuban bandleader Pérez Prado's mambo version of "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1961 "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year, 1961)
  • 1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" album, including the hit single "My Love"
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Musicians Born on Apr 30

  • 1717 Guillaume-Gommaire Kennis, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Lier, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1789)
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1837 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1870 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Naughty Marietta), born in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1995 American country singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)
  • 1998 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis
  • 2007 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo

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