Events in Music on July 3

Music History

1937 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

  • 1954 Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Wonderful Town", starring Rosalind Russell, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 559 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins

Television Premiere

1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

Music History

1969 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island opens, 78, 000 attend over 4 days; performers include: George Benson; Blood, Swet, and Tears; Jeff Beck; James Brown; Bill Evans; Sun Ra; Mothers of Invention; Dave Brubeck; Miles Davis; Stephane Grapelli; and Sly & The Family Stone

Music History

1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival opens, 200,000 attend over 3 days; performers include Allman Brothers; Grand Funk Railroad, Jimi Hendrix Experience; Richie Havens; Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys; B.B. King; Mott the Hoople; and John Sebastian

Music History

1976 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after his 12 year stage absence, at Anaheim Stadium in California

  • 1982 Riot at building site of Stopera concert hall in Amsterdam causes Ÿ1 million in damages

Music Single

2006 British singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"

  • 2007 "Just Got Started Lovin' You" single released by James Otto (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Music History

2018 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin