On This Day in Music for October 22

Events in Music

  • 1868 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC
  • 1881 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
  • 1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1987 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 1995 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2012 "Red" 4th studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2012/2013)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1686 Georg Balthasar Schott, composer
  • 1698 Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino, composer
  • 1737 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer
  • 1752 Ambrogio Minoja, composer
  • 1761 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer
  • 1765 Daniel Steibelt, composer
  • 1809 Federico Ricci, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1826 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, (d. 1882)
  • 1832 August Labitzky, composer
  • 1832 Leopold Damrosch, composer
  • 1838 Carl Fuchs, German composer and musician, born in Potsdam (d. 1922)
  • 1883 Viktor Jacobi, composer
  • 1885 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1885 Lothar Windsperger, composer
  • 1891 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer
  • 1894 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • 1898 Marcel Mihalovici, composer
  • 1904 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • 1906 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • 1913 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, US dancer/actress (Handle With Care)
  • 1925 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Giorgio Gaslini, composer
  • 1931 Hikaru Hayashi, composer
  • 1934 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1937 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • 1937 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1939 Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1942 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • 1942 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • 1943 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Robert Long, [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • 1945 Leslie West, [Weinstein] rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)
  • 1946 Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
  • 1947 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • 1949 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1958 Bobby Blotzer, rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Marc Shaiman, American composer
  • 1960 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • 1965 John Wesley Harding, American musician
  • 1967 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1968 Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], reggae rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy
  • 1969 Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1974 Tim Kinsella, American musician
  • 1976 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1980 Garrett Tierney, American musician (Brand New)
  • 1982 Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic", American DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
  • 1985 Zac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1970 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 2016 Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles

Deaths in Music

  • 1613 Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  • 1651 Jacob Praetorius, composer, dies at 65
  • 1725 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer, dies at 67
  • 1802 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1813 August Harder, composer, dies at 38
  • 1835 Willem G F Bentinck, earl/politician/organist, dies at 73
  • 1859 Louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1881 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, dies at 67
  • 1889 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • 1935 Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  • 1943 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1973 Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96
  • 1979 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92
  • 1984 Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
  • 1985 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • 1989 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • 1994 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1996 John Bauldie, music journalist/Dylanologist, dies at 47
  • 2005 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)