On This Day in Music for February 3

Events in Music

  • 1844 Hector Berlioz's "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris
  • 1907 Josek Suk's "Asreal Symphony", dedicated to his late wife and father-in-law Antonin Dvořák, premieres at the Prague National Theatre, conducted by Karel Kovařovic
  • 1913 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • 1919 Herbert and Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in New York City
  • 1958 Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3
  • 1959 "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper), and pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa
  • 1964 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
  • 1967 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
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