Events in Music on October 1

Music History

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 write his Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905.

Music History

1941 Dmitri Shostakovich evacuated by plane to Moscow

  • 1941 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 12nd Symphony
  • 1961 The Beach Boys record their debut single "Surfin", introducing a new musical style

Contract of Interest

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

Contract of Interest

1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage The Beatles through 1977

Television Debut

1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st "The Tonight Show" on NBC; guests include Rudy Vallée, Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks and Joan Crawford

Music History

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

  • 1967 Roger Sessions' 7th Symphony premieres in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Jean Martinon conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • 1970 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milan, Italy
  • 1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances

Hall of Fame

1977 Elton John honored by Madison Square Garden's MSG Hall of Fame

Album Release

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

Music History

1982 Warner Bros. Records releases "The Nightfly". the debut solo studio album by singer-songwriter keyboardist Donald Fagen of the band Steely Dan

  • 1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1992 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 22 performances

Farm Aid Concert

1995 Farm Aid VIII held in Louisville, Kentucky; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, John Conlee, and Steve Earle [1]

  • 2017 Stephen Paddock shoots dead 58 people, injuring 489, at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in American history

Music Concert

2021 Rock singer David Lee Roth announces his retirement will follow a five-concert residency in Las Vegas in January 2022