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
Edward Elgar
  • 1930 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London

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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 "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
Samuel Barber
  • 1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1960 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
  • 1961 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
  • 1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow

MurderAssassination Attempt

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
  • 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