On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 23

Events in Music

  • 1921 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical revue "Shuffle Along", the 1st hit Broadway show with an all-Black cast premieres at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, NYC; runs for 504 performances [1]
  • 1922 Comedic play "Abie's Irish Rose" premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)
  • 1939 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 performances
  • 1960 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1960 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
  • 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • 1969 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
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Weddings in Music

  • 2004 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2012 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

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Musicians Who Died on May 23

  • 1834 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1875 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1887 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1891 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, dies at 73
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