On This Day in Music for March 6

Events in Music

  • 1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy
  • 1853 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy
  • 1965 Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 1415 performances, 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win
  • 1970 Beatles release single "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1974 "Over Here!" musical written by Richard & Robert Sherman opens at Shubert Theater, NYC for 341 performances (top-grossing production 1974)
  • 1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
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