On This Day

Events in Music on April 22

Music History

1804 Gioachino Rossini (12) performs in Imola

Music History

1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"

  • 1927 Roger Sessions' 1st Symphony in E premieres with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 1970 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1978 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris

Music Concert

1979 The Rolling Stones play two benefit concerts for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, in Oshawa, Ontario; performance part of guitarist Keith Richards’ sentence for heroin conviction on heroin charges

  • 1989 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1990 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 1993 "The Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

Music Awards

1998 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and George Strait win