On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1970 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"
  • 1975 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies
  • 1976 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 1976 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2
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