On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 24

Events in Music

  • 1884 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 Victor Herbert and Henry Blossom's operetta musical "The Red Mill" opens at the Knickerbocker Theater, NYC
  • 1953 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 23 performances
  • 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)
  • 1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" revival opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 5,959 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical revue
  • 1977 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1984 Paul McCartney releases single "No More Lonely Nights"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1953 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955
  • 2005 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • 2012 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 24

  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and teacher of the Renaissance, dies at about 58
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer, dies at about 81
  • 1753 Georg Gebel, German musician and composer, dies at 45 [1]
  • 1813 André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Belgium French composer, dies at 72
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