On This Day in Music for September 19

Events in Music

  • 1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague
  • 1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 1960 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1970 1st Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Tyrannosaurus Rex headlines; other performs include: Wayne Fontana, Steamhammer, Duster Bennett, Al Stewart, Amazing Blondel, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, and Stackridge
  • 1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1976 New York concert promoter Sid Bernstein offers $230 million to charity for a Beatles reunion; they politely decline
  • 1979 No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band; Bonnie Raitt; Crosby, Stills & Nash: Jackson Browne; and The Doobie Brothers
  • 1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert for an audience estimated at 500,000 members
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Weddings in Music

  • 2009 "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 19

  • 1719 Joachim Tielke, German violin maker, dies at 77
  • 1756 Josef Antonin Sehling, Bohemian violinist, and composer dies at 46
  • 1830 Stanislas Champein, French composer, dies at 76
  • 1836 Carl Friedrich Ebers, German composer and conductor, dies at 66
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