Events in Music on March 8

  • 1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
  • 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
  • 1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
  • 1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 1968 New York rock venue Fillmore East opens in Manhattan
  • 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
  • 1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)

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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, Babyface win