Events in Music on April 13

Music History

1742 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

  • 1840 William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance

Music History

1896 John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston

  • 1957 Musical "Shinbone Alley", starring Eartha Kitt, opens at Broadway Theater NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • 1961 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • 1965 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win
  • 1965 The Beatles record their single "Help!"
  • 1970 Greek composer and counter-revolutionary Mikis Theordorakis freed from Oropos concentration camp, and allowed to be exiled to France
  • 1980 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" closes at Majestic Theatre, NYC, after 3,388 performances (including Broadhurst and Royale Theatre runs)
  • 1980 Musical "Reggae", starring Philip Michael Thomas, closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • 1989 "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1992 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • 1993 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1997 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances

Music Concert

2000 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Percy Sledge, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves, Macy Gray, Sam Moore, and The Impressions

Music Concert

2002 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Smokey Robinson, Lulu, Patti Labelle, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, Wynonna Judd, and Rebecca Del Rio

Murder of Interest

2009 US record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

Music History

2019 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

Music Concert

2020 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral, accompanied by an organist