On This Day

Events in Music on March 9

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 The Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 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 releaseMusic Single

1984 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre