On This Day in Music for October 4

Events in Music

  • 1881 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
  • 1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • 1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
  • 1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1974 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album featuring No. 1 single "Whatever Gets You thru the Night"
  • 1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
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Musicians Born on Oct 4

  • 1528 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer, born in Seville [exact day of birth unconfirmed] (d. 1599)
  • 1744 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1825)
  • 1749 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
  • 1762 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
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Divorces in Music

  • 2016 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage

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