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 the opera "Faust"
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
  • 1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 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, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)
  • 1809 Federico Ricci, composer

Person of interestFranz Liszt

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, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 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, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 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, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 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, American rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1960 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • 1965 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • 1967 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1968 Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

Person of interestShaggy

1968 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and 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


LoveWedding 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, German composer, dies at 38
  • 1835 Willem G F Bentinck, earl/politician/organist, dies at 73
  • 1859 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and 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 [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, dies at 66
  • 1938 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), dies at 76
  • 1943 Josef Venantius von Woss, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1973 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and 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
  • 1993 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, dies at 80
  • 1994 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1994 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • 1996 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • 2005 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2017 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70