On This Day

Events in Music on October 13

  • 1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert
  • 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 T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC

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1931 Noël Coward's "Cavalcade" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 1963 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 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

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1975 Rock vocalist Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1985 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • 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 prizeNobel Prize

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan