On This Day in Music for July 28

Events in Music

  • 1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox
  • 1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallée), NYC
  • 1951 Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me, Kate", an adaptation of Shakespeare's " The Taming of the Shrew", closes at Shubert Theatre, NYC. after 1077 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins
  • 1954 Ernest Bloch's 4th string quartet premieres
  • 1973 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival featuring The Grateful Dead, The Band, and The Allman Brothers Band, at Watkins Glen, New York; at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival
  • 1989 Gloria Estefan releases her debut solo album "Cuts Both Ways"
  • 1991 Revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy", starring Tyne Daly, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 105 performances and 2 Tony Award wins
  • 1992 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy
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Musicians Born on Jul 28

  • 1794 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician, and piano maker, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, British cellist composer, publisher, and educator (Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, 1859-66), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1869)
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, Italian opera composer, born in Udine, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1824 Jacopo Foroni, Italian opera composer (I gladiatori; Advokathen Panthelin), and conductor, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1858)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1993 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds (his third time) Priscilla Phillips; divorce in 2001

Divorces in Music


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