On This Day in Music for August 21

Events in Music

  • 1944 Grieg, Wright and Forrest's musical "Song of Norway" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 American country singer Patsy Cline records then-struggling songwriter Willie Neslon's song "Crazy", in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1966 1st concert at Busch Memorial Stadium: (St. Louis, Missouri): The Beatles headline; it is their second show of the day, having played in the afternoon 341 miles away in Cincinnati, Ohio after getting rained out on the night before
  • 1983 Jerry Herman's musical "La Cage aux Folles", based Jean Poiret's French play of the same name, opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 1761 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards
  • 1986 Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse's musical "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances, receives 6 Tony Award nominations
  • 2001 "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1982 British 'U2' lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Allison "Ali" Stewart (21) at All Saints Church, Raheny, Ireland
  • 1993 British-American lyricist Bernie Taupin (43) weds Strephanie Haymes; divorce in 1998

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 21

  • 1627 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1772 Alessandro Felici, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • 1772 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, German composer, and priest dies at 48
  • 1812 Silverius Muller, Austrian composer, priest, and educator, dies at 67
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