Events in Music on March 21

Music Premiere

1826 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna

  • 1948 "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
  • 1952 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances

Music Concert

1952 25,000 attend the 1st rock & roll concert ever when Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena

  • 1959 "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1961 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1963 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • 1964 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen
  • 1964 Beatles' single "She Loves You" goes #1 in the US & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Film Premiere

1967 Musical comedy film "Thoroughly Modern Millie", starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, premieres at the Criterion Theatre, NYC

  • 1968 Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
  • 1970 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam

Music History

1984 Part of Central Park in New York City is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon

  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 performances

Music History

1994 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

  • 1996 "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances

Film Release

1997 Film "Selena" is released based on the life of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, starring Jennifer Lopez in her breakthrough role, directed by Gregory Nava

  • 2000 NSYNC release their 4th studio album “No Strings Attached” (2000 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2017 Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department

Music Concert

2019 Ringo Starr's fourteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham