On This Day

Events in Music on October 12

Music Premiere

1935 Cole Porter's musical "Jubilee" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 167 performances

  • 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

Theatrical Finale

1968 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore Theater, NYC, after 17 performances

Music History

1971 Rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice opens at Mark Hellinger on Broadway, NYC for 711 performances

  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances

Murder of Interest

1978 Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

  • 1980 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 149 performances
  • 1980 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Los Angeles
  • 1981 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances

Music Awards

1981 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins

  • 1987 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

Music Single

1987 George Harrison releases single "Got My Mind Set On You", becomes his third solo #1 hit, and the last chart-topper by any of the Beatles

  • 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

Farm Aid Concert

1996 Farm Aid IX held in Columbia, South Carolina; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, Jewel, and John Conlee