Events in Music on October 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1880 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

  • 1905 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1941 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 The Beach Boys record their debut single "Surfin", introducing a new musical style

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 12nd Symphony

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1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977

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1967 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
  • 1970 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • 1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Music releaseAlbum Release

1982 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • 1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1992 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances