Events in Music on July 9

Music Premiere

1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres

Music History

1955 Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" tops the billboards chart, one of the best-selling singles ever

  • 1968 BBC-TV broadcasts "Farewell", folk-rock band The Seekers final performance, draws 10 million viewers

Music History

1972 1st tour by Paul McCartney & Wings in France

  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances

Album Release

1986 Columbia Records releases "The Bridge", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's tenth studio album

Music History

1988 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

  • 1991 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances

Music Concert

1995 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1995 Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances

Album Release

1996 "Blue" debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1997)