On This Day in Music

  • May

Events in Music

  • 1873 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris
  • 1933 Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge
  • 1956 1st Eurovision Song Contest: Lys Assia for Switzerland wins singing "Refrain" in Lugano
  • 1958 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1966 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
  • 1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
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