Events in Music on April 29

Music Premiere

1784 Premiere of Mozart's Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 at Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna; violinist Regina Strinasacchi, and Wolfgang Mozart on piano

Theater Premiere

1943 Noël Coward's comic play "Present Laughter" premieres in London

Music History

1965 Canadian folk singer-songwriter Joni Anderson (soon to be known as Joni Mitchell) meets American folk singer and future husband Chuck Mitchell at a gig in Toronto, Ontario

Music Single

1967 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967

  • 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 1984 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1990 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music Single

1991 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year, 1992; Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)

  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1992 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
  • 1992 William Finn and James Lapine's musical "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Film Release

1996 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

  • 1997 "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 2016 "H.O.L.Y" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year, 2016)

Album Release

2016 Canadian musician Drake releases "Views", his 4th studio album