On This Day

On This Day in Music for January 2

Events in Music

  • 1843 Richard Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres in Dresden
  • 1881 Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
  • 1926 Melody Maker, British popular music magazine, publishes 1st issue
  • 1952 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 1958 Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY
  • 1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, in honor of the Minnesota Centennial, premieres by the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Antal Doráti
  • 1968 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1985 Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (37) weds British model Jo Karslake(29) in Gerrards Cross, England; divorce in 2009
  • 2010 "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas
  • 2011 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California

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