Events in Music on March 26

Radio History

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

Music 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

  • 1970 Folk singer Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) pleads guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl and serves 3 months in prison; granted a presidential pardon in 1981

Music 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 Premiere

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

  • 1976 Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album

Music History

1977 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"

  • 1980 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)

Music Single

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

Music History

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.

Television Debut

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

Music Single

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

Music Concert

2022 British rock band Genesis performs final concert of farewell tour at O2 Arena in London, England