Events in Music on April 3

  • 1947 Sidney Lippman and Sylvia Dee's musical farce "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 108 performances
  • 1954 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Me and Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 358 performances
  • 1958 Abe Burrows, Richard and Marian Bissell's comedy "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 332 performances

Music Recording

1960 Elvis Presley records ‘It's Now Or Never’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ at RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1961 Jacques Offenbach and Yip Harburg's musical "The Happiest Girl in the World", starring Cyril Ritchard and Justine Rule, opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 97 performances
  • 1964 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • 1971 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" in Dublin
  • 1976 21st Eurovision Song Contest: Brotherhood of Man for United Kingdom wins singing "Save Your Kisses for Me" in The Hague

Music History

1991 "Penn and Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC

  • 1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 109 performance

Music History

2007 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denies saying he smoked his father's ashes in an interview with NME

#1 in the Charts

2008 Mariah Carey overtakes Elvis Presley's record of 17 No. 1 US hits with her 18th ‘Touch My Body’, only The Beatles have more with 20

Music Concert

2012 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Esperanza Spaulding, Bruno Mars, Bryn Terfel, and Bill Clinton

Grammy Awards

2022 64th Grammy Awards: Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo three awards including Best New Artist, Silk Sonic Best Song "Leave the Door Open" [1]