On This Day

Events in Music on March 9

Music Premiere

1842 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

  • 1844 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
  • 1849 Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" premieres
  • 1868 The opera "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas premieres in Paris
  • 1897 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
  • 1930 Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's satirical opera "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" premieres in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1959 The Coasters' single "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Top 100
  • 1959 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music Single

1961 The Supremes release singles "I Want A Guy" and "Never Again"

  • 1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
  • 1968 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4
  • 1975 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music Single

1984 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

  • 1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Album Release

1987 U2 release their fifth album "The Joshua Tree" (Grammy for Best Album 1988)

  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

Music History

1998 Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment signs then unknown rapper Eminem

Music History

2011 Bonham's Auctions in New York City conducts sale of Eric Clapton and friends' guitars and amplifiers to benefit Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility he co-founded in 1997, raising over $1.75M