Events in Music on December 28

  • 1821 Composer Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
  • 1910 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • 1925 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City
  • 1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
  • 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

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

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

  • 1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
  • 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

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1994 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette