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
  • 1960 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
  • 1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
  • 1963 Jerry Bock and S. Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances

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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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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

Music releaseMusic Single

2001 Fatboy Slim releases single "Weapon of Choice", music video directed by Spike Jonze starring Christopher Walken dancing

Music releaseAlbum Release

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