1990 – Leonard Bernstein dies in New York at age 7…

Leonard Bernstein

1990 – Leonard Bernstein dies in New York at age 72. The composer and conductor had announced his retirement less than a week earlier. He wins his first Grammy Awards for the 1961 albums “Humor in Music” and “Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.” He goes on to win 11 more Grammys and in 1985 is presented a Grammy lifetime achievement award.

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