Events in Music on March 8

  • 1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
  • 1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano Suite

Music Premiere

1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society

  • 1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • 1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances

Television Debut

1962 The Beatles (with Pete Best) BBC radio debut - a cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" , recorded the previous evening on stage at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester

  • 1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances

Music History

1973 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis

  • 1980 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
  • 1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 performances

Music Single

1986 The Young Ones and Cliff Richard release new version of single "Living Doll" for Comic Relief charity

  • 1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
  • 1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • 1997 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, and Babyface win
  • 2022 UK band Glass Animals' song "Heat Waves" sets new record of 59 weeks for longest time to reach No. 1 on US Billboard Top 100 [1]