Events in Music on December 28

Music History

1821 Composer Gioachino Rossini moves to Bologna

  • 1910 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)

Music Premiere

1925 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City

Music Premiere

1927 Arthur Honegger's opera "Antigone" premieres with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, sets by Pablo Picasso and costumes by Coco Chanel at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels

  • 1928 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues" makes her last record "Big Feelin' Blues"

Music Premiere

1944 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC

  • 1958 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hits #1
  • 1963 "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1963 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances

Music History

1963 Merle Haggard's 1st appearance on country music chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

Music History

1964 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's cantata "The Execution of Stepan Razin"

Music History

1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival; performers included: The Jimi Hendrix Experience; The Mothers of Invention; Chuck Berry; John Lee Hooker; The Crazy World of Arthur Brown; and Blues Image,

  • 1968 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1970 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • 1975 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • 1976 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances

Music Concert

1993 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia

Music History

1994 American country singer Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection