On This Day in Music for August 28

Events in Music

  • 1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany
  • 1922 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical "The Gingham Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 Sammy Fain and Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres in NYC
  • 1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York
  • 1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers (The Beatles) record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1965 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar In concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York City
  • 1970 "I'll Be There" single by The Jackson 5 is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • 1973 "Smoke on the Water" single by British rock band Deep Purple goes gold
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Divorces in Music

  • 1953 American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces American jazz bassist Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces British Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 28

  • 1647 Johann Dilliger, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1680 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57
  • 1767 Johann Schobert, German-French composer, dies after eating poison mushrooms at about 32
  • 1885 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66
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