On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1964

Weddings in Music

Ernest Borgnine

Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964

Mahalia Jackson

Jul 2 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

John Coltrane

Aug 4 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds jazz harpist and pianist Alice Macleod

Charlie Watts

Oct 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (23) weds Shirley Shepherd

Cher

Oct 27 American singers Sonny Bono (29) & Cher (18) wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms


Divorces in Music

Ernest Borgnine

Jul 28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage