On This Day

Events in Music on August 9

  • 1862 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden

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1942 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to city of Leningrad is performed in Leningrad during seige by Nazi forces. Performed by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces by loudspeaker.

  • 1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • 1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1969 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances

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1973 Guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell quit the Wings group founded by Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney
  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
  • 1997 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • 1999 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.