On This Day in Music for March 8

Events in Music

  • 1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
  • 1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano Suite
  • 1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
  • 1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • 1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles (with Pete Best) BBC radio debut - a cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" , recorded the previous evening on stage at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester
  • 1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
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