On This Day

On This Day in Music for August 1

Events in Music

  • 1927 Influential country music group the Carter family make their first recording with producer Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee
  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • 1960 Aretha Franklin's 1st recording session for Columbia Records in NYC
  • 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • 1964 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • 1986 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is released from hospital after a 3 week coma
  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1987 Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey (30) marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart (34); divorce in 1996
  • 2009 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills
  • 2020 American country singer Luke Combs (30) weds Nicole Hocking (28) at home in Florida

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 1

  • 1628 Francesco Gonzaga, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • 1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, German composer, dies at 51
  • 1813 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1846 Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, dies at 83
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