Events in Music on May 6

  • 1948 Revival of Jerome Kerns and Clifford Grey's rags-to-riches musical "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances
  • 1950 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances

Music History

1966 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the US

  • 1974 American composer Roger Sessions receives special Pulitzer Prize for his life's work in music
  • 1974 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • 1977 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • 1981 "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances

Album Release

1985 Columbia Records releases "Rhythm & Romance", the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, the album was her first to feature her songwriting on a majority of the tracks

  • 1989 34th Eurovision Song Contest: Riva for Yugoslavia wins singing "Rock Me" in Lausanne

Hall of Fame

1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan

  • 2002 "The Good Stuff" single released by Kenny Chesney (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)