On This Day in Music for March 21

Events in Music

  • 1826 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna
  • 1952 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • 1952 25,000 attend the 1st rock & roll concert ever when Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena
  • 1959 "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1961 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1963 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • 1964 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen
  • 1964 Beatles' single "She Loves You" goes #1 in the US & stays #1 for 2 weeks
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Musicians Born on Mar 21

  • 1527 Hermann Finck, German composer, born in Pirna (d. 1558)
  • 1624 Francois Roberday, composer
  • 1642 Georg Schmezer, German composer and musician, born in Augsburg (d. 1697)
  • 1708 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, born in Wismar (d. 1755)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1963 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)
  • 2014 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (55) weds 2nd wife, his Italian manager Veronica Berti (29) at the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montenero in Livorno, Italy
  • 2015 Country music singer Jason Aldean (38) weds former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr (27) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Divorces in Music

  • 1975 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 21

  • 1734 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer, dies at 48
  • 1793 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer, dies at 51
  • 1801 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1894 Jacob Rosenhaim, Jewish-German composer, dies at 80
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