On This Day in Music for January 7

Events in Music

  • 1903 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels
  • 1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera
  • 1958 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar
  • 1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock Festival"
  • More Events in Music

Musicians Born on Jan 7

  • 1612 Paul de La Pierre, French composer
  • 1634 Adam Krieger, German organist and composer, born in Driesen, Brandenburg-Prussia (now Drezdenkom, Poland) (d. 1666)
  • 1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Toužim, Western Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1756)
  • 1822 Theodor Aufrecht, German linguist, Indologist and translator (Rigveda's Hymns), born in Leschnitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1907)
More Birthdays in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1630 Italian composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 1880 Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Polish musician Antonina Korsak; she dies from complications of childbirth later that year
  • 2006 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Divorces in Music

  • 1985 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

More Weddings & Divorces in Music

Musicians Who Died on Jan 7

  • 1591 Jacobus de Kerle, French Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1625 Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer, dies at about 64
  • 1678 Johannes Flittner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1736 Česlav Vaňura, Czech composer, dies at 41
More Deaths in Music