On This Day in Music for December 7

Events in Music

  • 1732 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England
  • 1842 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • 1911 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 William Walton's Violin Concerto premieres in Cleveland; Ohio, with Jascha Heifetz as soloist and the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodziński
  • 1959 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
  • 1967 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh's musical "How Now, Dow Jones", starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances
  • 1967 Otis Redding records his song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis Tennessee
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Weddings in Music

  • 2003 Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

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