On This Day in Music for October 7

Events in Music

  • 1943 Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres
  • 1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1963 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London
  • 1966 Rolling Stones record four songs for their 1st live LP "Got Live If You Want It!" at a concert at Colston Hall in Bristol
  • 1967 Beatles turn down $1 million offer by Sid Berstein for a return performance at Shea Stadium in NYC
  • 1975 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
  • 1979 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1978 American country singer-songwriter Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35); divorce in 1983

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 7

  • 1553 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer, dies at about 53
  • 1766 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
  • 1887 George James Webb, English-American composer, dies at 84
  • 1890 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), dies at 89
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