On This Day

Events in Music on October 12

  • 1935 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • 1957 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1957 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances

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1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances
  • 1971 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances

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1978 Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
  • 1980 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador NYC after 149 performances
  • 1981 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1981 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins
  • 1987 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

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1987 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1989 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • 1993 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances