On This Day in Music for June 8

Events in Music

  • 1787 "Tarare" an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris
  • 1937 "Carmina Burana", the first work of Carl Orff's Trionfi cantata trilogy, premieres at the Oper Frankfurt in Franfurt, Germany
  • 1948 Revival of Jerome Kerns' musical "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 36 performances
  • 1963 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • 1964 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • 1968 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • 1969 Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones
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Weddings in Music

  • 1931 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan (21) in New York City [1]
  • 1952 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965
  • 1996 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California

Divorces in Music

  • 2004 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 8

  • 1384 Kan'ami [Yūsaki Kiyotsugu], Japanese actor, playwright, musician and co-founder of Noh drama, dies at 51
  • 1612 Hans Leo Hassler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1742 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker, son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1790 Charles-Joseph van Helmont, South Netherlands organist and composer, dies at 75
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