On This Day

Events in Music in 1937

Music Recording

Jun 19 Second of two legendary recording sessions by Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson with producer Don Law at the Vitagraph Studios, Dallas, Texas

Music History

Jul 3 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

Music History

Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardt's "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"

  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

Music Premiere

Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st "Symphony of the Air" concert over NBC Radio