On This Day

Events in Music on May 4

Music Premiere

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

  • 1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

Grammy Awards

1959 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

  • 1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK

Music Premiere

1976 Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger, NYC; runs for 7 performances

  • 1985 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg

Music History

1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger

  • 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

Music History

1994 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

  • 1998 The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, designed by Renzo Piano to celebrate indigenous Kanak culture, is inaugurated near Nouméa, New Caledonia [1]