On This Day in Music for September 4

Events in Music

  • 1948 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1962 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
  • 1965 Rock group The Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • 1965 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London and is granted political asylum
  • 1977 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1980 Yes performs its last concert at Madison Square Garden
  • 1983 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1989 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
  • 1996 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • 2004 Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 4

  • 1759 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • 1853 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1903 Hermann Zumpe, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1907 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
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