Musicians Married and Divorced on October 17

Weddings in Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

1707 German composer Johann Sebastian Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach

Ava Gardner

1945 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946

Hank Williams

1952 American country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

Quincy Jones Jr

1968 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Robert Goulet

1982 American singer and actor Robert Goulet (48) weds his Macedonian business partner and manager, artist, and writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

Trent Reznor

2009 American musician Trent Reznor (44) weds Filipino American singer-songwriter Mariqueen Maandig (28) in Los Angeles, California