On This Day in Music for October 17

Events in Music

  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1960 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 216 performances
  • 1963 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
  • 1965 Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever", starring Barbara Harris and John Cullum, opens at he Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 280 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1707 German composer Johann Sebastian Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach
  • 1945 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946
  • 1952 American country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

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