Events in Music on December 7

  • 1732 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England
  • 1842 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • 1911 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC

Music History

1925 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC

  • 1939 William Walton's Violin Concerto premieres in Cleveland; Ohio, with Jascha Heifetz as soloist and the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodziński
  • 1959 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

Music History

1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

  • 1967 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh's musical "How Now, Dow Jones", starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances

Music Recording

1967 Otis Redding records his song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis Tennessee

  • 1967 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • 1971 Musical "Wild and Wonderful" opens and closes at the Lyceum Theater, NYC, after 1 performance
  • 1971 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
  • 1989 C Coleman & D Zippel's musical "City of Angels" premieres in NYC

Music History

1993 American singer Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Billboard Music Awards

1994 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

Music History

1995 American rock band The Grateful Dead break up after the death of Jerry Garcia

Album Release

2004 Diana DeGarmo releases her debut album, “Blue Skies”

Music History

2015 David Bowie’s final public appearance, at the opening of his musical "Lazarus" at New York Theatre Workshop, NYC

  • 2016 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • 2017 Naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru, and India's Kumbh festival

Music History

2020 Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group for over $300 million