On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 20

Events in Music

  • 1939 "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • 1962 Peter, Paul and Mary's debut folk album "Peter, Paul and Mary" reaches No. 1 on US album charts
  • 1962 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
  • 1964 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 1964 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris leads to 150 arrests
  • 1965 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1853 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)
  • 1991 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
  • 2013 Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee; divorce 2021

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 20

  • 1676 Christopher Gibbons, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1819 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, Belgian composer and singer, dies at 66
  • 1870 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • 1904 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
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