Events in Music on April 12

  • 1826 Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London

Music History

1945 Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosen"

Music History

1954 Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock"

Grammy Awards

1961 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4

  • 1963 Beatles third single, "From Me To You" is released in UK
  • 1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his Corvette into a parked truck, an accident which leaves him with long-lasting health issues
  • 1978 Gyorgy Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
  • 1982 American composer Roger Sessions receives Pulitzer Prize for Music, for his "Concerto for Orchestra"

Music History

1989 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win

Music History

1990 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months of 6 year sentence for weapon and drug related convictions

Theater Premiere

1992 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, opens at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 137 performances

Music Concert

1995 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jessye Norman, and Geoffrey Oryema

Music Concert

1996 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Robin Williams, Branford Marsalis, and Kenny Kirkland