Events in Music on March 13

  • 1797 Luigi Cherubini's opéra-comique "Médée" premieres at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris, France

Music History

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

  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "The Pink Lady" premieres at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC; runs for 336 performances
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances

Music Premiere

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

  • 1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Music History

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

  • 1968 Beatles release single "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Music Awards

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

Hall of Fame

2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Black Sabbath; Blondie; Miles Davis; Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Sex Pistols; Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Music History

2019 Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan and songwriter-musician Emilio Estefan receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.