On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 14

Events in Music

  • 1955 Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti" at J & M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Communist Party of USSR
  • 1968 Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • 1968 While on tour in England, a fire at singer Roy Orbison's Henderson, Tennessee home kills the two eldest of his three sons
  • 1980 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1984 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1970 American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (20) marries American singer-songwriter Syreeta "Rita" Wright (24); divorce in 1972
  • 1974 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2002 No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England

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