On This Day in Music for October 13

Events in Music

  • 1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert in Jihlava, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
  • 1887 Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto" at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels
  • 1903 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City
  • 1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey premieres in NYC
  • 1949 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1963 The term "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at the London Palladium
  • 1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience rock trio debuts with American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, British bassist Noel Redding & British drummer Mitch Mitchell in Évreux, Normandy, France
  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
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Musicians Who Died on Oct 13

  • 1680 Francois Roberday, French Baroque composer, dies at 56
  • 1701 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, dies at 47
  • 1777 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1805 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, German composer (Thomaskantor in Leipzig), dies at 70
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