On This Day in Music for June 12

Events in Music

  • 1903 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • 1909 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1948 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1948 George Lessner, Russell Maloney and Miriam Battista's musical adaptation of Washington Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 12 performances
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 1954 Bill Haley & His Comets release the hit single "Rock Around the Clock"
  • 1965 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1970 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23); divorce in 1975
  • 1997 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California
  • 2014 "The Band Perry" singer Kimberly Perry (30) weds MLB Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee; divorce in 2018

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 12

  • 1761 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1858 William Horsley, English musician and composer, dies at 83
  • 1887 Gustav Weber, Swiss organist, choral dierctor, and composer, dies at 41
  • 1917 Maria Teresa CarreƱo, Venezuelan pianist, soprano, conductor, and composer, dies at 63
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