Events in Music on December 22

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1894 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1946 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 1956 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • 1958 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
  • 1958 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1976 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 performances
  • 1976 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
  • 1978 Kenney Jones becomes The Who's new drummer

Music release#1 in the Charts

1984 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1985 "Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1994 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances