Events in Music on May 4

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London

  • 1878 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
  • 1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

Music awardsMusic Awards

1959 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • 1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • 1985 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg
  • 1991 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • 1992 "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1993 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love