Events in Music on October 21

  • 1858 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)

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1957 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1961 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1971 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 1972 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1972 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 1972 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1975 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances

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1975 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1980 "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1989 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances

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1992 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1993 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances

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2001 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey