Events in Music on October 16

Music History

1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres at the Berlin Choralion-Saal sung by Albertine Zehme

Music History

1938 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Music History

1939 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 739 performances

  • 1942 Aaron Copland and Agnes de Mille's ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
  • 1948 Revival of Victor Herbert and Henry Blossom's operetta "The Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; rums for 831 performances

Music History

1958 Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres

  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1972 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up
  • 1980 "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • 1983 "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • 1986 Joe Raposa's musical "Raggedy Ann: The Musical Adventure", starring Ivy Austin, opens at Nederlander Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

Music Concert

1986 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards organizes concert celebrating rock and roll legend Chuck Berry's 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri; performers include: Richards, Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Cray, and Julian Lennon among others

  • 1988 "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • 1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances

Album Release

1990 Warner Bros, Records releases "The Rhythm of the Saints", the eighth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon

  • 1997 "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances