On This Day

On This Day in Music for December 12

Events in Music

  • 1527 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
  • 1792 In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
  • 1900 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", composed
  • 1912 Rudolf Friml and Otto Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in New York City
  • 1920 Maurice Ravel's ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • 1926 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad
  • 1965 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain at Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1981 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1957 American piano playing singer Jerry Lee Lewis (21) weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown (13) while still married to his 2nd wife Jane Mitcham; legalize marriage in 1958; divorce in 1970

Divorces in Music

  • 2014 American comedian ans TV host Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from American pop singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage

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