On This Day in Music for October 8

Events in Music

  • 1928 Joseph Szigeti debuts Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto
  • 1944 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres at The Town Hall, NYC, in a performance by Daniel Saidenberg and his Little Symphony
  • 1951 Revival of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC ; runs for 56 performances
  • 1959 Michael Flanders and Donald Swann's musical review "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 216 performances
  • 1971 Apple Records releases John Lennon's second solo studio album, "Imagine" in UK; it tops the charts in US, UK, Australia, and 3 other countries
  • 1971 John Lennon releases his megahit single "Imagine"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1935 American bandleader Ozzie Nelson marries American band singer Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)

Divorces in Music

  • 2010 American musician Ben Harper (40) divorces American actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 8

  • 1683 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and organist, dies at 76
  • 1728 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), dies at 47
  • 1772 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, French composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • 1834 François-Adrien Boieldieu, French opera composer (La Dame blanche), dies at 58
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