Events in Music on April 23

  • 1775 Opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
  • 1881 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London
  • 1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1925 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • 1939 1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin
  • 1940 Dance hall fires kills 198 in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1955 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
  • 1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances
  • 1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
  • 1963 "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances
  • 1963 Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC

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1964 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

  • 1965 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" single released by the Four Tops (Billboard Song of the Year 1965)
  • 1968 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1983 28th Eurovision Song Contest: Corinne Hermes for Luxembourg wins singing "Si la vie est cadeau" in Munich
  • 1992 "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances

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1993 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

  • 1997 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, and Patty Loveless win

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2016 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO