On This Day

Events in Music on December 13

  • 1759 First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

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1823 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

  • 1895 First complete execution of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony

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1928 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Walter Damrosch

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1947 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • 1950 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1961 The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • 1961 Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller

Film release premierFilm Premier

1961 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

  • 1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
  • 1979 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
  • 1980 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1990 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1992 "Show Off" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1993 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994 "The Hits" 2nd compilation album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013 "Beyoncé" 5th studio album by Beyoncé is released