On This Day in Music for September 2

Events in Music

  • 1922 German President Friedrich Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • 1960 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 1972 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit single in the UK, "You Wear it Well"
  • 1979 "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1982 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
  • 1984 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 362 performances, winning one Tony Award
  • 1990 Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater, NYC. after 188 performances
  • 1991 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1978 British musician George Harrison (35) marries American record label marketer Olivia Arias (30) at the Henley-on-Thames Register Office in England
  • 1978 Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
  • 2000 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 2

  • 1397 Francesco Landini, Italian organist, composer, poet, and instrument maker, dies at about 72 {exact birthday uncertain]
  • 1715 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, dies at 87
  • 1800 Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian nobleman, composer and librettist, dies at 50
  • 1870 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, dies at 48
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