On This Day in Music for January 8

Events in Music

  • 1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
  • 1923 Romanian conductor George Enesco makes his American debut leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • 1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" single goes #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1951 American actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds Swedish-American ballerina Kaja Sundsten
  • 1982 Ice skater Dorothy Hamill (25) marries singer and actor Dean Paul Martin (30) (divorced 1983)
  • 2005 American rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

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Musicians Who Died on Jan 8

  • 1567 Jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37
  • 1651 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1696 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • 1713 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer and violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59
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