Events in Music on May 1

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1786 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Vienna with Mozart himself directing

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1931 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
  • 1950 Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein for musical "South Pacific"
  • 1966 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
  • 1968 "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances
  • 1971 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
  • 1972 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances

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1979 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1980 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 1980 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Larry Gatlin and Crystal Gayle win
  • 1983 "My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances

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1984 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • 1988 "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • 1990 "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • 1991 "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • 1994 "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1994 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances
  • 1995 "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1995 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • 1996 "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances

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2000 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings for Pope John Paul II in Rome

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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2010 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

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2017 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase theĀ National Wrestling AllianceĀ (NWA)

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan