On This Day in Music for August 14

Events in Music

  • 1922 1st "old time" musicians radio broadcast (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 1965 Sonny & Cher's single "I Got You Babe" hits #1
  • 1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert: The Beatles headline; fans break through barriers and rush stage causing a 30-minute delay while order is restored
  • 1975 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • 1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to most of the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5M; 10 years later he sells 1/2 of his interest to Sony for $150M
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1995 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day
  • 1997 Revival of Sherman Edwards historical musical "1776", featuring Brent Spiner, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 333 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2010 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 14

  • 1727 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • 1763 Giovanni Battista Somis, Italin violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1834 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • 1867 Nicola Benvenuti, Italian composer, dies at 84
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