On This Day in Music for April 4

Events in Music

  • 1859 Opera "Dinorah" is produced in Paris
  • 1929 Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II's operetta "The New Moon" opens at the Drury Lane Theatre in London's West End
  • 1940 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony premieres French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Paris
  • 1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1971 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical at the time
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Weddings in Music

  • 2004 Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
  • 2008 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York
  • 2022 Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker marry at the One Love Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas (they later call it their "practice" as they didn't have a licence)

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 4

  • 1662 Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57
  • 1806 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
  • 1908 Josef Sucher, Hungarian composer and conductor (Aus alten Märchen), dies at 64
  • 1931 George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
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