Events in Music on July 12

Music Premiere

1946 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres at Glyndebourne Opera Festival

  • 1958 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 693 performances
  • 1962 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
  • 1976 Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
  • 1985 "Singin' in the Rain", musical adaptation of the 1952 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 367 performances
  • 1990 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington, DC

Music Concert

1992 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis stemming from a concert on Jul 2

Music Premiere

1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London