Events in Music on October 13

  • 1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert
  • 1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC
  • 1949 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1962 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • 1963 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

Music releaseAlbum Release

1978 "52nd Street" 6th studio album by Billy Joel is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1979)

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1980 14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris & George Jones wins
  • 1985 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances
  • 1986 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins
  • 1996 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2016 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan