On This Day

Events in Music in October 1962

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Oct 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Oct 1 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
  • Oct 3 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • Oct 5 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Oct 13 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee

Music releaseMusic Recording

Oct 18 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Peter, Paul and Mary's debut folk album "Peter, Paul and Mary" reaches No. 1 on US album charts

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Oct 20 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 24 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Oct 26 The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Oct 27 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances