On This Day

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 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of the opera "Faust"
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1930 1st concert of BBC Symphony Orchestra, at Queen's Hall, under Adrian Boult
  • 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

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1969 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
  • 1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 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
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

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift