On This Day

Events in Music on March 30

  • 1866 Bedřich Smetana's comic opera"Verkaufte Braut" (The Bartered Bride) premieres at Prague Provisional Theatre

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's musical "St Louis Woman", starring Pearl Bailey featuring the Nicholas Brothers, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1951 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony commissioned to mark the University of Minnesota's centennial, debuts by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti conducting

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1966 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

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

Album Release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album is photographed by Michael Cooper

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One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
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Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause", an adaptation of the 1950 film "All About Eve", premieres in NYC, runs for 900 performances
  • 1972 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • 1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1988 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Whitney Houston
Singer
Whitney Houston
  • 1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1993 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 40 performances
  • 1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2018 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves