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Music releaseMusic Premiere

1869 Franz Schubert's Symphony number 4, "The Tragic", premieres

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1917 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 1930 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1970 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album

Music awardsMusic Awards

1973 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1985 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
  • 1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • 1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 performances
  • 1992 "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1997 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins