On This Day in Music for July 14

Events in Music

  • 1682 British composer Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • 1795 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem
  • 1951 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1951 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1973 Phil Everly storms off stage at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California and declares an end to "The Everly Brothers"; the show was planned as their last, his exit improvised
  • 1986 Paul McCartney releases single "Press", from the album "Press To Play"
  • 1989 Jessye Norman sings French national anthem, La Marseillaise at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, to celebrate 200th anniversary of the French Revolution
  • 1996 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances
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Musicians Who Died on Jul 14

  • 1788 Johann Gottfried Müthel, German keyboard virtuoso and composer, dies at 60
  • 1803 Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer, dies at 77
  • 1873 Ferdinand David, German violinist and composer (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), dies at 63
  • 1895 Alexander Ewing, Scottish composer, dies at 65
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