Events in Music on December 3

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

Music Premiere

1943 Howard Hanson conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony ("Requiem") with the Boston Symphony; Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1944

  • 1953 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' 5th String Quartet
  • 1953 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 583 performances, wins Tony Award for Best Musical
  • 1953 Webb Pierce records single "In the Jailhouse Now" (Billboard Song of the Year, 1955)

Music History

1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

  • 1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London

Music Premiere

1960 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, and introducing Robert Goulet, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 873 performances, wins 4 Tony Awards

  • 1965 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom
  • 1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1966 Television pop group "The Monkees" make their live concert debut at the Honolulu International Centre Arena, in Hawaii

Assassination Attempt

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

  • 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 Theatre, NYC, after 16 performances

Music Single

1984 "Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by an all-star cast under the banner of Band Aid is released in the UK

  • 1995 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 49 performances

Musical Finale

1995 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • 1997 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • 2014 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns

Music History

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