On This Day in Music for March 17

Events in Music

  • 1965 Beatles announce their second film is titled "8 Arms to Hold You" ; later changed to "Help!"
  • 1967 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
  • 1989 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 1992 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances
  • 1994 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1966 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Divorces in Music

  • 2008 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behavior after 5-1/2 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 17

  • 1801 Juan de Sesé y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, dies at 64
  • 1803 Candido Jose Ruano, Spanish composer, dies at 42
  • 1855 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, dies at 65
  • 1857 Adolph Trube, German composer and organist, dies at 42
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