On This Day in Music for June 26

Events in Music

  • 1870 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"
  • 1912 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna, Austria with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic
  • 1924 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924", featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • 1966 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1971 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 1973 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • 1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career
  • 1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, accidentally crashes & kills a driver
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Weddings in Music

  • 1937 Canadian-American silent film actress Mary Pickford (45) weds American actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)
  • 1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
  • 1984 American singer Tiny Tim (52) marries Miss Jan Alweiss (23); divorce in 1995

Divorces in Music

  • 1975 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

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