Events in Music on April 9

Music Premiere

1894 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz

Music History

1939 Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Music Premiere

1942 Alexander Gretchaninov's 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, with John Barbirolli conducting the New York Philharmonic

Music History

1957 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Academy Awards

1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

  • 1965 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
  • 1967 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances

Music Single

1971 Ringo Starr releases single "It Don't Come Easy" in the UK

  • 1972 "Sugar", a musical adaptation of 1959 film "Some Like It Hot", opens at Majestic Theater, NYC for 506 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 1990 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)

Music Concert

1994 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Luciano Pavarotti, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Branford Marsalis, and Larry Adler

  • 1995 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 2012 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"
  • 2018 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham
  • 2021 Uganda opposition party National Unity Platform Party, headed by Bobi Wine, claims 623 people have been abducted and tortured by the government of President Yoweri Museveni [1]