Events in Music on March 16

  • 1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra
  • 1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • 1938 Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

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1941 Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize

  • 1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances

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1948 Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1969 Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
  • 1971 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win

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1971 Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

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1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are served with deportation papers

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1974 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
  • 1975 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances

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1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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2011 U.S. Postal Service issues a set of five "Latin Music Legends" stamps, including one of Carlos Gardel