On This Day in Music for September 1

Events in Music

  • 1785 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet, opus 10, in Vienna
  • 1963 Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel
  • 1971 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
  • 1979 U2 releases 1st record, an EP titled 'U2-3', available only in Ireland
  • 1984 "What's Love Got to Do With It" single tops the charts, giving Tina Turner her 1st #1 as a solo artist
  • 1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album
  • 1989 Revival of Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 804 performances
  • 1990 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 621 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1949 American pop singer and actor Dean Martin weds second wife actress Jeanne Biegger; divorced in 1973
  • 1970 British "Bee Gees" singer-songwriter Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray
  • 2001 American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) weds (for second time) American fashion designer Kai Millard (20); divorce in 2015

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 1

  • 1731 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 50
  • 1777 Johann Ernst Bach, German kapellmeister and composer, dies at 55
  • 1814 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • 1867 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, dies at 71
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