On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 6

Events in Music

  • 1948 Revival of Jerome Kerns and Clifford Grey's rags-to-riches musical "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances
  • 1950 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1966 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the US
  • 1974 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • 1974 American composer Roger Sessions receives special Pulitzer Prize for his life's work in music
  • 1981 "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1985 Columbia Records releases "Rhythm & Romance", the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, the album was her first to feature her songwriting on a majority of the tracks
  • 1989 34th Eurovision Song Contest: Riva for Yugoslavia wins singing "Rock Me" in Lausanne
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Musicians Born on May 6

  • 1790 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist, conductor, teacher, and composer, born in Plaňány, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1832)
  • 1797 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader (Shakers) and composer (Simple Gifts), born in Cumberland, Maine (d. 1882)
  • 1800 Ferdinand Marcucci, Italian harpist and composer, born in Florence (d. 1871)
  • 1809 William Walker, American composer (The Southern Harmony), born in Martin's Mills, Cross Keys, South Carolina (d. 1875)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1965 Britis singer Mariane Faithfull weds British artist John Dunbar in Cambridge, England with Peter Asher as the best man; divorce in 1966
  • 2001 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • 2006 "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg

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