On This Day

Events in Music on April 12

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 1963 Beatles "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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978 13th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1989 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • 1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances