Events in Music on October 17

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1831 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1960 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 1963 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
  • 1965 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances

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1967 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1974 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • 1979 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • 1982 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • 1987 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1988 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
  • 1990 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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1990 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

  • 1991 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City

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1994 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1996 "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC