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 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust"
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's opera
  • 1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 448 performances
  • 1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become "The Who"
  • 1969 Paul McCartney denies greatly exaggerated rumors of his death
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater. NYC; runs for 453 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1970 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins (25) in Barnwell, South Carolina; divorce in 1981
  • 2016 Legendary Canadian-American singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 22

  • 1613 Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  • 1651 Jacob Praetorius, German Baroque organist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • 1725 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné (the elder), French violinist and Baroque composer, dies at 67
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