On This Day in Music for March 20

Events in Music

  • 1885 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Goldfaden operetta
  • 1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1954 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 1965 10th Eurovision Song Contest: France Gall of Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" written by Serge Gainsbourg in Naples
  • 1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks
  • 1990 Singer Gloria Estefan fractures her spine when a truck hits her tour bus near Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M deal with Sony Records to produce 6 albums
  • 1994 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1848 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
  • 1969 British Beatle John Lennon (28) marries Japanese artist Yoko Ono (36) in Gibraltar, near Spain
  • 1970 British snger David Bowie (23) weds British model Angie Barnett, (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London; divorce in 1980

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