On This Day in Music for February 26

Events in Music

  • 1869 Franz Schubert's Symphony number 4, "The Tragic", premieres
  • 1917 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 1930 Play "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 1950 Jerome Robbin's ballet choreographed to Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" premieres at the New York City Center Theater
  • 1970 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1970 The Beatles release "Hey Jude" compilation album in US (originally to be titled "Beatles Again")
  • 1973 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win
  • 1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore, NYC; runs for 75 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1952 American singer Jo Stafford (34) weds American arranger and composer Paul Weston (39) at St Gregory's Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California
  • 2011 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

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