On This Day

Events in Music on September 6

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1927 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1954 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Music releaseMusic Recording

1968 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1969 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1979 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 1981 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music concertMusic Concert

1986 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1989 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1990 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2001 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2012 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna