Events in Music in 1928

  • Jan 10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 1 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 13 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 22 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

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Jun 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • Sep 15 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Cole Porter and E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia
  • Nov 8 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 4 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made