On This Day

Events in Music in September 1966

  • Sep 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • Sep 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK

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Sep 10 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

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Sep 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

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Sep 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

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Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow