Events in Music on June 8

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1787 "Tarare" an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri

Music releaseMusic Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1946 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
  • 1948 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1963 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • 1964 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • 1968 Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • 1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
  • 1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
  • 1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 performances
  • 1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
  • 1986 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1995 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday