On This Day in Music for October 24

Events in Music

  • 1818 Felix Mendelssohn, aged 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin
  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
  • 1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres
  • 1959 US premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Cello concert
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances
  • 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1957 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 1964 Aspiring American songwriter Harry Nilsson (23) weds Sandi McTaggart (21) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1967
  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

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