On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 24

Events in Music

  • 1873 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" ("The King Has Spoken") premieres at the OpĂ©ra-Comique in Paris
  • 1873 Alexandra Palace opens on Queen Victoria's 54th birthday with a grand celebration including concerts, recitals and fireworks
  • 1933 Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres at Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England
  • 1956 1st Eurovision Song Contest: Lys Assia for Switzerland wins singing "Refrain" in Lugano
  • 1958 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Swanee" in Hamburg, Germany to close out their contract with Bert Kaempfert; Tony Sheridan later dubs vocal over tracks
  • 1968 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession in England
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