On This Day in Music for July 3

Events in Music

  • 1954 Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Wonderful Town", starring Rosalind Russell, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 559 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins
  • 1969 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island opens, 78, 000 attend over 4 days; performers include: George Benson; Blood, Swet, and Tears; Jeff Beck; James Brown; Bill Evans; Sun Ra; Mothers of Invention; Dave Brubeck; Miles Davis; Stephane Grapelli; and Sly & The Family Stone
  • 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival opens, 200,000 attend over 3 days; performers include Allman Brothers; Grand Funk Railroad, Jimi Hendrix Experience; Richie Havens; Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys; B.B. King; Mott the Hoople; and John Sebastian
  • 1976 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after his 12 year stage absence, at Anaheim Stadium in California
  • 1982 Riot at building site of Stopera concert hall in Amsterdam causes Ÿ1 million in damages
  • 2006 British singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"
  • 2007 "Just Got Started Lovin' You" single released by James Otto (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
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Weddings in Music

  • 2021 American pop singer and TV personality Gwen Stefani (51) weds American country singer and TV personality Blake Shelton (45) at Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

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