Events in Music on July 9

  • 1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres

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

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

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1972 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances

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1988 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1991 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1995 "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 1996 "Blue" debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1997)