On This Day

Events in Music on March 26

Music concertMusic Concert

1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1964 Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's musical "Funny Girl", starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City; runs for 1,348 performances

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1970 Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances

  • 1972 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1975 Ken Russell's film "Tommy", based on the rock opera by The Who, premieres in London; Roger Daltrey and Ann-Margret star, Tina Turner and Elton John are featured

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1976 Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
  • 1980 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)

Music releaseMusic Single

1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release the single "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1986 Geffen records signs Guns & Roses
  • 1995 "Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 performances
  • 1995 "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1997 "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City, and runs for 239 performances.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper

Music releaseMusic Single

2013 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released