On This Day

Events in Music on July 9

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes