On This Day in Music for September 20

Events in Music

  • 1922 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," opens at Winter Garden Theatre, NYC
  • 1938 Emlyn Williams' semi-autobiographical comedic play "Corn is Green," premieres in London; runs for 600 performances
  • 1948 Heitor Villa-Lobos' folk operetta "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 88 performances
  • 1957 Leontyne Price makes her operatic stage debut singing Madame Lidoine in the US premiere of "Dialogues of the Carmelites" in San Francisco
  • 1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presents The Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1969 John Lennon privately announces to Paul and Ringo (George was not there) that he is leaving "The Beatles" at a London business meeting
  • 1969 Virtual 'cartoon' band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • 1970 Jim Morrison found guilty of "open profanity and indecent exposure" after allegedly exposing himself at a concert in Miami in 1969
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Musicians Born on Sep 20

  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1661)
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1663 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1735)
  • 1706 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, born in Lázně Kynžvart, Czech Republic (d. 1783)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1975 British comic actor Dudley Moore (40) weds American actress Tuesday Weld (31); divorce in 1980
  • 2002 "The Monkees" lead vocalist Micky Dolenz (57) weds Donna Quinter in Calabasas, California
  • 2017 American rapper-songwriter Cardi B (24) weds American singer and rapper Offset (25) in a private ceremony

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