On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced on January 1

Weddings in Music

Sammy Davis Jr.

1958 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White; divorce in 1959

Eric Clapton

2002 British guitar legend Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

  • 2004 American Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds flight attendant Nina Malek Inman (33) at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2011 Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

Shania Twain

2011 Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

  • 2015 American singer-songwriter Ben Harper (45) weds social advocate Jaclyn Matfus