On This Day

Events in Music on April 29

Music releaseMusic 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

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1982 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1984 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1990 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 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)
  • 1992 William Finn and James Lapine's musical "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • 1992 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1997 "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • 2016 "H.O.L.Y" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year, 2016)