On This Day

Events in Music on March 13

  • 1797 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris

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1905 Mata Hari first performs her dance act at the Guimet Museum, Paris

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1963 Paul Hindemith and Thornton Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder
  • 1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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1965 British guitarist Eric Clapton quits the Yardbirds due to the band moving away from traditional blues; Jeff Beck becomes his replacement

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1968 Beatles release single "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Music awardsMusic Awards

1972 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1973 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 1983 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
  • 1995 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

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2004 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti