On This Day in Music for March 13

Events in Music

  • 1797 Luigi Cherubini's opéra-comique "Médée" premieres at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris, France
  • 1905 Mata Hari first performs her dance act at the Guimet Museum, Paris
  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "The Pink Lady" premieres at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC; runs for 336 performances
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1963 Paul Hindemith and Thornton Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1965 British guitarist Eric Clapton quits the Yardbirds due to the band moving away from traditional blues; Jeff Beck becomes his replacement
  • More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1926 American folk and singer Maybelle Addington (17) weds music manager Ezra Carter (27)

More Weddings & Divorces in Music

Musicians Who Died on Mar 13

  • 1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1756 Johann Melchior Conradi, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1817 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 55
More Deaths in Music