On This Day in Music for July 17

Events in Music

  • 1966 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "It's a Bird... It's A Plane...It's Superman" closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 129 performances
  • 1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour, after playing 7 of a planned 29 shows
  • 1974 John Lennon is (again) ordered to leave US in 60 days, due to a 1968 marijuana charge in the UK (he doesn't)
  • 1974 The Moody Blues open 1st quadrophonic recording studio in UK
  • 1981 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
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Weddings in Music

  • 1943 One of the world's greatest contraltos, American Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher at the Elmwood Chapel in Bethel, Connecticut
  • 1990 American Motown Records founder Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton; divorce in 1993

Divorces in Music

  • 1975 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox Starkey divorce, after 10 years of marriage

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