On This Day

Events in Music on September 6

Music Premiere

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

  • 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 radio station in NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater, NYC; runs for 23 performances

Music History

1963 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

  • 1969 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 1166 performances and 8 Tony Awards
  • 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

Album Release

1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War" album

Music Concert

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

  • 1989 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins

Video Music Awards

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