On This Day in Music for March 2

Events in Music

  • 1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
  • 1825 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
  • 1956 "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" single cover released by Elvis Presley
  • 1959 Ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney
  • 1961 Eaton Magoon's musical "13 Daughters", starring Don Ameche and Sylvia Syms, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs for 28 performances
  • 1969 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 14th Symphony
  • 1970 Reprise Records releases "Ladies of the Canyon", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 3rd studio album
  • 1974 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"
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Musicians Who Died on Mar 2

  • 1800 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
  • 1822 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
  • 1868 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, dies at 81
  • 1882 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, dies at 70
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