Events in Music on March 6

  • 1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy

Music Premiere

1853 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy

  • 1965 Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 1415 performances, 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1970 Beatles release single "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1974 "Over Here!" musical written by Richard & Robert Sherman opens at Shubert Theater, NYC for 341 performances (top-grossing production 1974)
  • 1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1986 After losing all appeals, American rock singer David Crosby begins serving 5 year sentence for drug and weapons convictions in Texas state prison

Hall of Fame

2000 15th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Eric Clapton; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Lovin' Spoonful; The Moonglows; Bonnie Raitt; James Taylor; Nat King Cole; Billie Holiday; Hal Blaine; "King" Curtis; James Jamerson; Scotty Moore; Earl Palmer; and Clive Davis

Album Release

2012 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album "Wrecking Ball"

  • 2020 American rapper Lil Uzi Vert second album, "Eternal Atake", tops the Billboard charts upon its release