On This Day

Events in Music on April 7

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1724 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1805 Premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)

  • 1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 1973 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981 "Street Songs" 5th studio album by Rick James is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1981)

Musician Rick James
Rick James
  • 1991 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1991 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances
  • 1994 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1994 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • 1994 Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi
  • 1996 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
  • 2003 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur