Events in Music on June 29

  • 1888 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's "Israel in Egypt" on wax cylinder

Music History

1936 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

  • 1946 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 1946 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • 1963 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • 1963 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts

Music History

1967 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge

  • 1968 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17

Music History

1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

  • 1980 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances

Theatrical Finale

1991 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon Theater, NYC, after 216 performances

  • 1992 "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1997 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 1997 "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances

Music History

2000 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

Music Single

2004 Diana DeGarmo releases her single, "Dreams"

Music History

2007 Irish singer and songwriter Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Glastonbury Festival

2008 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing "Hallelujah"

Album Release

2018 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks

Music History

2022 Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in jail on nine counts of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, New York