On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 16

Events in Music

  • 1810 Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Silvana", starring his future wife Carone Brandt in the title role, premieres at the Nationaltheater in Frankfurt, Confederation of the Rhine (now Germany)
  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • 1965 British singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to "David Bowie" to avoid confusion with the Monkee of the same name
  • 1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber
  • 1973 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1974 Bob Dylan begins recording his 15th album "Blood on the Tracks", in New York City
  • 1978 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
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Weddings in Music

  • 1989 American pop singer Natalie Cole (39) weds American drummer and record producer Andre Fisher; divorce 1995
  • 1991 American country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1993 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)

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