On This Day

Events in Music on May 7

Music Premiere

1824 Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, often regarded as his greatest work, premieres in Vienna

  • 1888 Édouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris

Music Recording

1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA, it becomes 1st record to be designated "gold"

Music Premiere

1953 Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" opens at the Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 892 performances

  • 1960 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 12 performances
  • 1960 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater. NYC, after 602 performances and 1 Tony Award
  • 1960 Musical review "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • 1977 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • 1977 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • 1982 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • 1995 Stage drama adaptation of "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater, NYC, after 8 performances

Music History

2018 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

Music History

2022 Berklee College of Music bestows honorary doctorates to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr; bassist Chuck Rainey; composer James Newton Howard; and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway