On This Day in Music for August 29

Events in Music

  • 1958 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.
  • 1958 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen, who later become The Beatles
  • 1964 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 965 performances and 6 Tony Awards
  • 1966 The Beatles' last public concert before a crowd of 25,000, and 7,000 unsold seats, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
  • 1977 Iggy Pop releases his second album "Lust for Life", a collaboration with David Bowie
  • 1982 Steve Miller's single "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • 1992 Irish rock band U2 plays the 1st of two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NYC
  • 1994 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK
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Weddings in Music

  • 1955 American "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds American trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33); divorce 1961
  • 1983 Canadian-American actor Dan Aykroyd (31) weds American actress Donna Dixon (26); separate in 2022
  • 2020 American actress Niecy Nash (50) weds American R&B singer Jessica Betts (38)

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 29

  • 1572 Claude Goudimel, French composer, music theorist, music editor and publisher, dies between 52 and 58 [birthdate disputed]
  • 1738 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1821 Horace Coignet, French singer and composer, dies at 86
  • 1861 Franz Joseph Gl├Žser, Czech-Danish composer, dies at 63
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