On This Day in Music for February 4

Events in Music

  • 1938 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway
  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • 1962 "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1967 "Wild Thing" cover version by "Senator Bobby" hits #20 on the pop singles chart
  • 1968 "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
  • 1969 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman as general counsel to Apple Records
  • 1970 "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1970 "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance
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Weddings in Music

  • 1924 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds jazz pianist Lillian "Lil" Hardin (26) - 2nd try for each; separate in 1931 and divorce in 1938
  • 1939 American singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato (21) at Our Lady of Sorrows catholic church in Jersey City, New Jersey; divorce in 1951
  • 1941 American dancer and actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow American dancer Robert Hightower; divorce in 1946

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