On This Day in Music for December 21

Events in Music

  • 1920 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres
  • 1945 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • 1946 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 1946 Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show" premieres in Indianapolis
  • 1950 Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC; runs for 157 performances
  • 1960 Ornette Coleman records his influential album "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation", establishes the name for the Free Jazz sound
  • 1968 David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) premiere together in California
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York
  • 2012 "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts
  • 2012 Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 21

  • 1734 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, Bohemian lutenist and Baroque composer, dies at 54
  • 1755 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1807 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, died at 82
  • 1820 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, dies at 45
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