On This Day in Music for December 6

Events in Music

  • 1939 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry Was A Lady" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 408 performances
  • 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
  • 1957 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston with Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony
  • 1963 President Lyndon B. Johnson confers Presidential Medal of Freedom on 31 recipients selected by JFK, including: contralto Marian Anderson; diplomat Ralph Bunche; cellist Pablo Casals; Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter; labor leader George Meaney; architect Mies van der Rohe; pianist Rudolf Serkin; writers E.B. White and Thorton Wilder; and painter Andrew Wyeth; as well as posthumously to JFK himself, and Pope John XXIII
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Weddings in Music

  • 2008 "Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville

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