Events in Music on May 24

  • 1873 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris

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1933 Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes premieres in Moscow

  • 1948 Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge
  • 1956 1st Eurovision Song Contest: Lys Assia for Switzerland wins singing "Refrain" in Lugano
  • 1958 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1966 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
  • 1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1969 "Sugar, Sugar" single released by The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year 1969)
  • 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
  • 1980 "Rock Lobster" by B-52s hits #56
  • 1984 "Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances

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1989 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1994 Poison singer Bret Michaels is involved in a car crash
  • 2003 48th Eurovision Song Contest: Sertab Erener for Turkey wins singing "Everyway That I Can" in Riga
  • 2008 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade