Musicians Married and Divorced on July 2

Weddings in Music

Duke Ellington

1918 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Mahalia Jackson

1964 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Billie Joe Armstrong

1994 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)


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Divorces in Music

Wayne Brady

2007 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage