On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 8

Events in Music

  • 1946 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1988 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
  • 1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992; he does not follow through
  • 1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK
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Weddings in Music

  • 1979 British singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds British punk rocker Ben Briefly; divorce in 1986
  • 2013 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 8

  • 1681 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, dies at 60
  • 1726 Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer, DIES AT 49
  • 1876 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, dies at 78
  • 1885 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
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