On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1976

Weddings in Music

Alice Cooper

Mar 20 American rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

Doris Day

Apr 14 American singer and actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden; divorce in 1982

  • May 10 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola

Reba McEntire

Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles (31); divorce in 1987

Andy Gibb

Jul 11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Frank Sinatra

Jul 11 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

Tammy Wynette

Jul 18 American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976

Natalie Cole

Jul 31 American pop singer Natalie Cole (26) weds songwriter, manager, and Baptist minister Marvin Yancy (29); divorce in 1980

Harry Nilsson

Aug 12 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (35) weds (for third, and final time) Ireland's Una O'Keeffe (22) at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California; Ringo Starr serves as best man


Divorces in Music

Harry Nilsson

Jun 23 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (34) divorces 2nd wife Diane Clatworthy (28), after 6-1/2 years of marriage

Donna Summer

Nov 24 American singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage