On This Day in Music for July 12

Events in Music

  • 1946 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres at Glyndebourne Opera Festival
  • 1958 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 693 performances
  • 1962 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
  • 1976 Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
  • 1985 "Singin' in the Rain", musical adaptation of the 1952 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 367 performances
  • 1990 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington, DC
  • 1992 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis stemming from a concert on Jul 2
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Weddings in Music

  • 1918 Artist Pablo Picasso (36) marries ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (27)
  • 1933 Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)
  • 1968 American "The Monkees" singer Micky Dolenz (23) weds British model and television presenter Samantha Juste (24); divorce in 1975

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 12

  • 1742 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 1773 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1882 Alfred Pease, American composer, dies at 44
  • 1883 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
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