March 4 – Vivaldi, Swan Lake, Ruby Tuesday, The Zappas


Birth of Antonio Vivaldi, destined to become a baroque composer, a priest, as well as a famous virtuoso violinist, in the Republic of Venice.

He’s an unmatched baroque standout composer whose works sparkle with wit, personality and spunk; among his best known is The Four Seasons, a popular series of four violin concerti,
e.g. Winter 


At the Bolshoi in 1901

‘World’ premiere of Russian composer Tchaikovsky‘s ballet The Lake of the Swans at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

It is not well-received, but by 1883 has received 41 performances. Of course, it eventually becomes one of the most famous and popular ballets.

In 1981, a reportedly faithful anime (75m) based on the ballet is released in Japan on Mar. 14.

Maryinsky 2007:Dance of 4 swans  Maryinsky:Entire ballet (130m) 

See also: 10 most popular classical ballets, List of compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


The Rolling Stones get their fourth of five 60s US#1s with Ruby Tuesday.

Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I’m gonna miss you.

Having Let’s Spend the Night Together on the flipside didn’t hurt!. The band would quit live concerts in June.
▷Songfacts▹  ( Website


The Zappas

Rolling Stone reports that Moon Unit Zappa and Dweezil Zappa are forming a band called Fred Zeppelin.

The announced first single is My Mother Is a Space Cadet. It appears but credited to Dweezil alone.

14 year-old Moon sings on her father Frank‘s song Valley Girl instead, using Valspeak phrases. Released on Barking Pumpkin Records, it makes it to US#32, Frank’s only US top-40.

An English Fred Zeppelin forms in 1993.
 ( Dweezil site  ( English FZ site