On This Day

Events in Music on March 7

  • 1824 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" (The Crusader in Egypt) premieres at La Fenice in Venice with famous castrato Giovanni Battista Velluti singing
  • 1917 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 1918 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC

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1923 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship

  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1955 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1959 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

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1963 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman recorded their self-titled album "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1966 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 1967 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • 1972 “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” single written by Ewan MacColl, released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 RCA releases "Young Americans", David Bowie's 9th studio album, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York City; featuring appearances by John Lennon on two tracks, it peaks in the U.S. charts at No. 9, and No. 2 in the U.K.

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1979 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor Burt Reynolds
Actor
Burt Reynolds
  • 1981 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1994 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2011 "Crazy Girl" single released by Eli Young Band (ACM Awards Song of the Year 2012, Billboard Song of the Year 2011)