On This Day

Events in Music in 1929

  • Jan 9 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC

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Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad

  • Apr 4 "New Moon" musical opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Oct 9 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter