Events in Music on October 22

  • 1868 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC
  • 1881 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
  • 1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances

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1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1987 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances

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1988 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 1995 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2012 "Red" 4th studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2012/2013)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift