On This Day

Events in Music on December 3

  • 1907 George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC

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1908 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A performed by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Hans Richter, premieres in Manchester, England

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar

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1930 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

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1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

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1943 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1953 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
  • 1953 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' 5th String Quartet
  • 1953 "In the Jailhouse Now" single recorded by Webb Pierce (Billboard Song of the Year 1955)

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1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1960 Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's"Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances

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1961 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • 1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • 1965 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom

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1967 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1979 11 members of the audience trampled to death during a stampede to claim unreserved seats for a concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1983 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances

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1984 "Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by Band Aid is released in the UK

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1995 "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1995 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1997 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC

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2019 Spotify say Drake the most streamed star of the 2010s with 28 billion streams, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" most streamed track with 2.4 billion streams

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran