Events in Music on March 3

  • 1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D 9"The Clock") at the HAnover Rooms, in London, England

Music Premiere

1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony in Leipzig Gewandhaus

Music Premiere

1875 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France

  • 1931 "The Star-Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution; lyrics by Francis Scott Key in 1814, set to John Stafford Smith's 18th century tune "The Anacreontic Song"
  • 1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie the Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
  • 1940 American bandleader Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label

Music Premiere

1944 Premiere performance of US Army Corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony by the Boston Symphony, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky in Boston, Massachusetts

TV Show Appearance

1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

  • 1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • 1963 American country blues musician "Mississippi" John Hurt 're-discovered' by musicologist Tom Hoskins in Avalon, Mississippi [1]
  • 1965 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1

Music History

1966 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

  • 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
  • 1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

Film and TV Awards

1975 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Pictures) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Music History

1975 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana

  • 1985 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances

Album Release

1986 "Master of Puppets", the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, is released

  • 1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater, NYC; runs for 41 performances
  • 1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • 1999 "Fortunate" single by soul singer Maxwell released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year, 1999)

Album Release

2005 American rapper 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Album Release

2008 Duffy releases her debut album "Rockferry" (Grammy Best Pop Vocal Album, 1009)

  • 2019 South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault