Events in Music on May 8

  • 1823 "Home! Sweet Home!" by John Howard Payne is 1st sung in London
  • 1952 "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1952 "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1962 "Funny Thing Happened" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 performances
  • 1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • 1971 "Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • 1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • 1988 "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill