On This Day in Music for July 22

Events in Music

  • 1933 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US
  • 1959 Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D premieres
  • 1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
  • 1976 "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • 1999 Woodstock '99 music festival begins at Griffiss Park, Rome, New York (runs until 25th); attended by 200,000, ended due to violence
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Weddings in Music

  • 1850 American composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell (20) at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2006 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 22

  • 1635 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, Italian composer, dies at 45
  • 1786 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • 1794 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1840 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 83
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