On This Day

On This Day in Music for August 7

Events in Music

  • 1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • 1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
  • 1970 Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • 1977 Gary Geld and Peter Udell'c musical "Shenandoah", based on the film of the same name, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC after 1,050 performances and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1983 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1984 Harmonica Frank [Floyd], American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player dies of lung cancer and diabetes complications at 75
  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1993 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1954 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)
  • 1966 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1974 American actress Faye Dunaway (33) weds American rock singer Peter Wolf (28) of J. Geils Band; divorce in 1979

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 7

  • 1609 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1712 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1786 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, dies at 49
  • 1798 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
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