Events in Music in 1945

  • Jan 13 Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Jan 15 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Jan 27 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • Feb 10 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

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Mar 15 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

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Mar 27 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Apr 19 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

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Aug 30 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony

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Oct 3 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 27 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 8 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 10 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Nov 17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances

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Nov 18 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

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Nov 26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Dec 21 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances