On This Day in Music for July 19

Events in Music

  • 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers Among Popular Songs"; "Malinda's Wedding Day" by singers Byron Harlan and Arthur Collins is #1 (recorded in Camden, New Jersey)
  • 1951 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 1952 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 1954 Elvis Presley's debut single, a cover of Arthur Cruddup's "That's All Right" is released
  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • 1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC
  • 1976 Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
  • 1976 British rock group Deep Purple disbands
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Musicians Born on Jul 19

  • 1592 Erhard Buttner, German composer, born in Römhild (d. 1625)
  • 1670 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • 1735 Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, Anglo-Irish composer, born in Dangan Castle, County Meath, Ireland (d. 1781)
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1966 American saloon singer Frank Sinatra (50) marries American actress Mia Farrow (21) at the Las Vegas, Nevada home of casino executive Jack Entratter; divorce in 1968
  • 1971 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds British model Heather Taylor (24)
  • 2003 "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini (33) weds actor/salsa musician Angelo Pagan (45) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 19

  • 1625 Samuel Besler, German-Polish composer, dies at 50
  • 1700 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1730 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Flemish composer, dies at 49
  • 1811 Christian Gotthilf Tag, German composer, dies at 76
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