On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 20

Events in Music

  • 1896 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others
  • 1961 Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
  • 1972 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1972 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances
  • 1979 "I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
  • 1979 Elton John is the 1st western pop star to tour USSR
  • 1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits rock band Kiss
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Weddings in Music

  • 1968 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England
  • 1995 "Eagles" singer Don Henley (47) weds model Sharon Summerall (33) in Malibu
  • 2011 Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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