Events in Music on June 26

Music Premiere

1870 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"

Music Premiere

1912 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna, Austria with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic

  • 1924 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924", featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • 1966 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1971 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 1973 London production of musical "Grease" premieres

Music Concert

1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

  • 1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, accidentally crashes & kills a driver
  • 1983 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances

Music Recording

1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Album Release

1987 Columbia Records releases "King's Record Shop", the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, and the final of her albums produced by husband Rodney Crowell

  • 1991 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

Glastonbury Festival

1992 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Shakespear's Sister, and Youssou N'dour headline; other performers include Lou Reed, Kirsty MacColl, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Television, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

  • 1994 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 1994 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances

Glastonbury Festival

1998 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Primal Scream, Blur, and Pulp headline; other performers include Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tori Amos, The Foo Fighters, and Hothouse Flowers

  • 2013 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright

Theater Premiere

2013 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Glastonbury Festival

2019 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: American rock band The Killers headline; Kylie Minogue plays the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel; other performers include Bastille, Hozier, and Mavis Staples