On This Day in Music for August 17

Events in Music

  • 1876 Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
  • 1883 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional
  • 1946 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres in Zürich, Switzerland with Charles Munch conducting the Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • 1969 Woodstock Festival closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as final act (taking the stage at 9AM on the 18th); other performers included Joe Cocker, Country Joe MacDonald & The Fish, The Band, CSN&Y, and Sha Na Na
  • 1980 "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1986 Rioting at DMC concert at Long Beaxh (California) Convention Center - 40 injured
  • 2004 The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

  • 2008 Genesis drummer and vocalist Phil Collins (57) divorces Swiss-born Orianne Cevey (35) after six years of marriage

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