On the 24th March 1721, German composer Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated what were to become known as the Brandenburg Concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, the younger brother of King Frederick I of Prussia.
By the time the concert began at 10pm on 21 March there were thousands of people outside the arena unable to get in who resorted to breaking through the doors.
The resulting record was released in May, and went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies.
On the 20th February 1959, Jimi Hendrix played his first ever live concert – and got fired from the band after the first set.
Elvis Presley became the first solo entertainer to broadcast a live performance via satellite with Aloha From Hawaii.
The broadcast included performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci featuring acclaimed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.
Fans of the rock band Led Zeppelin rampaged through the Boston Garden arena, causing thousands of dollars of damage.
On the 18th December 1892, Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker received its première performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
At 10:50pm on the 8th December 1980, former Beatle and political activist John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment block in New York.
On the 4th December 1956, the Million Dollar Quartet featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash were recorded during an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.