Events in Music on November 1

Theater Premiere

1920 Eugene O'Neill's drama "The Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Playhouse, NYC; runs for 204 performances

  • 1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama/comedy double bill "The Medium" and " The Telephone" closes at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC after 211 performances

Music History

1951 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana", starring Phil Silvers, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 356 performances, winning a Tony Award

  • 1965 Promoter Bill Graham books his 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, a benefit for political satirists 'The San Francisco Mime Troupe"

Music History

1968 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances

  • 1969 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US and stays #1 for 11 weeks

Album Release

1971 Family Productions releases "Cold Spring Harbor", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's debut studio album; a mastering error caused music to be sped up

  • 1973 Jerry Livingston and Mack David's musical "Molly", starring Kaye Ballard, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances
  • 1976 Ron Eliran and Harvey Jacobs' musical revue "Don't Step On My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco, California

Music Premiere

1990 Revival of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 77 performances

Music History

1995 Revival of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Patrick Stewart, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

Sports History

1997 Expanded Negro Leagues Museum and the new American Jazz Museum open in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district

  • 2004 "That's What I Love About Sunday" single released by American country singer Craig Morgan (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)