On This Day

Events in Music on April 6

  • 1516 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
  • 1955 "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances
  • 1968 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
  • 1974 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California; line-up includes Earth, Wind & Fire; Black Sabbath; Deep Purple; and Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • 1974 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England
  • 1975 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • 1975 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1977 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released

Music awardsMusic Awards

1987 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • 1995 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1997 "3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert