On This Day in Music for January 31

Events in Music

  • 1679 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres at the Palais-Royal in Paris
  • 1955 RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer

Weddings in Music

  • 1960 American songwriter Adolph Green weds (for 3rd and final time) American actress and singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
  • 2009 "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City

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Musicians Who Died on Jan 31

  • 1783 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • 1788 Francesco Zannetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1865 Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (Trésor des pianistes), dies at 70
  • 1918 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, dies at 76
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