On This Day in Music for March 31

Events in Music

  • 1841 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B
  • 1883 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
  • 1909 Gustav Mahler conducts New York Philharmonic for his 1st time
  • 1923 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners
  • 1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,212 performances
  • 1967 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)
  • 1972 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
  • 1978 Wings release "London Town" album
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Weddings in Music

  • 2011 Canadian-Italian singer Michael Bublé (35) officially weds Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato (23) in civil ceremony at Buenos Aires, Argentina Office of the Registry

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 31

  • 1703 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1876 Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, American singer, known as "The Black Swan", who performed at Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria, dies at about 57 [birthdate uncertain]
  • 1880 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), dies at 44
  • 1881 Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73
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