On This Day in Music for July 9

Events in Music

  • 1972 1st tour by Paul McCartney & Wings in France
  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • 1986 Columbia Records releases "The Bridge", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's tenth studio album
  • 1988 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"
  • 1991 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1995 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
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Weddings in Music

  • 1952 American country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl "Mr. Country" Smith (25); divorce 1956
  • 2016 Fashion designer Christian Siriano (29) weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 9

  • 1716 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", dies at 63
  • 1747 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1755 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1821 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, dies at 58
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