On This Day in Music for December 31

Events in Music

  • 1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
  • 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC
  • 1907 Gustav Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera, in New York City
  • 1923 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City
  • 1955 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1961 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1963 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir play music together for the 1st time, Dana Morgan's Music Store in Palo Alto, California
  • 1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
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Weddings in Music

  • 1969 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (28) weds second wife Diane Clatworthy (22) in Las Vegas, Nevada: divorce in 1974
  • 1981 Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia (38) weds Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Adams (35); divorce in 1994
  • 1997 American rapper and actor "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (31) weds actress Jada Pinkett (26) in Baltimore, Maryland

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