On This Day in Music for July 7

Events in Music

  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1956 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
  • 1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
  • 1967 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
  • 1967 The Beatles release single "All You Need is Love"
  • 1968 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
  • 1986 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction
  • 1988 Hungarian state funeral for composer Béla Bartók in Budapest, 42 years after his death with his remains relocated from New York
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Weddings in Music

  • 1975 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour (29) weds American model and artist Virginia "Ginger" Hasenbein (26); divorce in 1990
  • 1984 Singer Frankie Valli (50) marries Randy Clohessy (24)

Divorces in Music

  • 1943 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage
  • 1953 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage

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