Events in Music on December 13

  • 1759 First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

Music History

1823 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

Music Concert

1895 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony ("Resurrection"), in Berlin, Germany, conducted by the composer

Music History

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

  • 1947 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances
  • 1950 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

Film Premiere

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

Agreement of Interest

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

  • 1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles

Album Release

1977 Asylum Records releases "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 9th studio album;

  • 1979 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater, NYC,;runs 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; runs for 45 performances
  • 1992 Revival of George Kelly's comedy "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 45 performances
  • 1993 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

Album Release

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

Album Release

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

Film Premiere

2021 Marvel superhero film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Jon Watts, premieres in Los Angeles