Events in Music on October 13

  • 1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert

Music History

1887 Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto" at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels

  • 1903 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City
  • 1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey premieres in NYC

Music History

1931 Noël Coward's "Cavalcade" premieres in London

  • 1949 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances

Theater Premiere

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

  • 1963 The term "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at the London Palladium

Music History

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience debuts with American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, British bassist Noel Redding & British drummer Mitch Mitchell in Évreux, Normandy, France

  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances

Music Awards

1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Music History

1975 Rock vocalist Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Album Release

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

Music Awards

1980 14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris, and George Jones win

  • 1985 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances

Music Awards

1986 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins

  • 1988 Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary festival
  • 1996 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • 2011 Italian conductor Ricardo Muti is awarded the second $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

Nobel Prize

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