On This Day in Music for July 2

Events in Music

  • 1900 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki
  • 1949 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • 1955 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 1955 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"
  • 1960 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, closes at St. James Theater, NYC, after 470 performances
  • 1964 Cilla Black records Lennon/McCartney song "It's For You", Paul McCartney plays piano
  • 1969 American guitarist Leslie West and producer, bassist Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

  • 2007 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

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