Events in Music on January 10

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1833 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1928 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York
  • 1932 "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • 1938 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
  • 1947 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • 1948 "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records single "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Music release#1 in the Charts

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1964 "Introducing the Beatles" released 1st Beatles album released in the US
  • 1971 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1988 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • 1993 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • 1993 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1997 "Rehersal" closes at Criterion Theater NYC