Events in Music on April 4

  • 1859 Opera "Dinorah" is produced in Paris
  • 1929 Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II's operetta "The New Moon" opens at the Drury Lane Theatre in London's West End

Music Premiere

1940 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC

  • 1957 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony premieres French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Paris
  • 1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances

Music Premiere

1971 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical at the time

  • 1975 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • 1981 26th Eurovision Song Contest: Bucks Fizz for United Kingdom wins singing "Making Your Mind Up" in Dublin

Music History

1987 "Always & Forever" second studio album by Randy Travis (Billboard Album of the Year 1988)

Music History

1990 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

  • 1991 "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances

Music History

1996 Revival of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's stage drama "Inherit the Wind", starring George C. Scott and Charles Durning, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances

Hall of Fame

2009 24th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Jeff Beck; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Metallica; Run-D.M.C.; Bobby Womack; Wanda Jackson; Bill Black; DJ Fontana; and Spooner Oldham

Hall of Fame

2009 Eminem inducts Run-DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame