On This Day in Music for September 17

Events in Music

  • 1931 Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre
  • 1934 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
  • 1946 Arthur Kay's musical revue of highlights from Victor Herbert operettas "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 79 performances
  • 1946 David Raksin and June Carroll's musical "If the Shoe Fits", featuring Gail Adams and Joe Besser, opens at Century Theater ,NYC; runs for 20 performances
  • 1951 Musical revue "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 90 performances
  • 1955 Sammy Fain and Dan Shapiro's musical comedy "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC. after 176 performances
  • 1960 Musical revue "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC, after 8 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 by baseball team owner Charles Finley for a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas, Missouri on a scheduled day off
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Weddings in Music

  • 1973 American "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds American homemaker Mary Carlson
  • 1994 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland (26) weds Janina Castenada (23); divorce in 2000
  • 2005 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a Lake Louise resort in Calgary, Canada; divorce in 2007

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 17

  • 1179 Saint Hildegard of Bingen, German Benedictine nun, magistra, writer, and 1st western composer whose works survive (Ordo virtutum), dies at 81
  • 1604 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1702 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • 1732 Josef Antonín Plánický, Czech composer, dies at 40
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