Events in Music on July 1

  • 1933 Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres at the Semperoper Opera House in Dresden, Germany

Theatrical Finale

1950 Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars", based on Alan Paton's novel "Cry the Beloved Country", closes at Music Box Theater, NYC, after 281 performances

Music History

1960 Benjamin Britten's cantata "Carmen Baseliense" premieres in Basel, Switzerland

  • 1963 The Beatles record "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You"
  • 1967 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1348 performances

Music History

1968 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You Are Here) opens at Robert Fraser Gallery in London

  • 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after he crashes his car near Durness in the Scottish Highlands
  • 1972 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 1750 performances

Theatrical Finale

1972 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 524 performances

Musical Finale

1973 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", starring Jeff Fenholt and Ben Vereen closes at Mark Hellinger, NYC, after 711 performances

  • 1978 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
  • 1980 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1984 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1987 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • 1995 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst theater, NYC, after 906 performances

Music History

1996 Placido Domingo becomes artistic director of Washington Opera