On This Day

Events in Music on December 6

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1841 Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres

Composer Robert Schumann
Composer
Robert Schumann

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1846 Opera "La Damnation de Faust" by Hector Berlioz is produced in Paris

Composer Hector Berlioz
Composer
Hector Berlioz

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1939 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
  • 1965 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers in Sotouboua Togo, kills 125
  • 1969 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1969 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

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1974 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • 1995 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

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1995 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson