Events in Music on December 1

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1822 Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1924 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • 1944 Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres
  • 1944 Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres
  • 1951 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • 1956 "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances

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1957 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1958 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances

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1960 Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1968 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • 1968 Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1971 Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances

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1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972 Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK
  • 1976 Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

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1982 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1986 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
  • 1991 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • 1991 "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • 1994 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

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1999 Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z