On This Day

Events in Music in September 1954

  • Sep 6 WINS radio station in NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 14 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 27 "The Tonight Show" 1st premieres on NBC hosted by Steve Allen

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Sep 30 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 30 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews