Events in Music on June 29

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

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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)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony premieres
  • 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

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

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

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

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1980 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
  • 1991 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon 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

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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'

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Music releaseMusic Single

2004 Diana DeGarmo releases her single, "Dreams"

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2007 Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya

Music concertMusic Concert

2008 Glastonbury music festival in England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing ""Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake