Events in Music on October 10

Music Premiere

1919 Richard Strauss and Hugo van Hofmannsthal's opera "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (The Woman Without A Shadow), premieres in Vienna, Austria

Music History

1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY

Music History

1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st String Quartet

  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 318 performances
  • 1959 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Music History

1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

Music History

1969 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded

  • 1969 British progressive rock band King Crimson releases their debut album "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
  • 1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins

Film Premiere

1975 Ken Russell's surreal biographical musical comedy film "Lisztomania", starring Roger Daltrey as 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and soundtrack arranged by progressive rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman, premieres

  • 1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
  • 1978 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • 1978 British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
  • 1979 Rock band Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

Album Release

1987 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 8th studio album "Tunnel of Love"

  • 1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K. T. Oslin win

Album Release

1990 Mexican singer and actress Thalia releases her debut album "Thalía"

  • 1995 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC