On This Day in Music for July 20

Events in Music

  • 1942 Time magazine puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich on its cover
  • 1961 Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley's musical "Stop The World - I Want To Get Off" premieres at Queen's Theater in London's West End

Weddings in Music

  • 2002 ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations

Divorces in Music

  • 2012 "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences
  • 2015 County singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 20

  • 1732 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, Italian mandolin and theorbo player, and composer, dies at 50 or 51 [birth year disputed]
  • 1752 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • 1762 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, dies at 44
  • 1808 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, dies at 66
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