Events in Music on March 20

  • 1885 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta
  • 1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1948 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
  • 1954 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 1965 10th Eurovision Song Contest: France Gall of Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" written by Serge Gainsbourg in Naples
  • 1967 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • 1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

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1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1994 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
  • 1994 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1994 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1995 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1996 "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Rapper Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles