On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 13

Events in Music

  • 1668 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
  • 1935 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
  • 1946 Musical revue "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC. after 8 performances
  • 1979 George Harrison releases single "Faster"
  • 1984 Eddie Van Halen makes a guest appearance, performing "Beat It", in a Jacksons concert, in Dallas, Texas
  • 1985 "Live Aid" concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 1987 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"
  • 2006 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)
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Musicians Born on Jul 13

  • 1877 Karl Erb, German opera and oratorio tenor, born in Ravensburg, Kingdom of Württemberg (now Germany) (d. 1958)
  • 1884 John Francis Larchet, composer
  • 1891 Franco Casavola, composer
  • 1900 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1953 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma
  • 1953 American bandleader Louis Prima (42) marries American singer Keely Smith (25), in Virginia Beach, Virginia (his 4th, her 2nd); divorce in 1961
  • 2021 British Spice Girl ("Baby") Emma Bunton (45) weds long term partner and British singer-songwriter Jade Jones (42)

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