Events in Music on October 23

  • 1919 Orchestra Hall, designed by C. Howard Crane opens in Detroit, Michigan; home of the Detroit Symphony, 1919-39 and 1989 to present, also known as The Paradise Theater, featuring top jazz performers and films, 1941-51
  • 1919 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1921 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno

  • 1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory")
  • 1961 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1968 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1969 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1972 "I'm Still in Love with You" 5th studio album by Al Green is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1973)
  • 1972 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen; Irene Ryan, and Jill Clayburgh, and directed by Bob Fosse, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1944 performances, winning 5 Tony Awards

Music History

1978 Punk rock singer Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

  • 1980 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 1981 "Concerto for Orchestra" by American composer Roger Sessions premieres with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Album Release

1989 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 1997 "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC

Music Single

1998 Britney Spears releases her debut single "Baby One More Time"

Music Single

2006 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Album Release

2006 "The Black Parade" 3rd studio album by My Chemical Romance is released

Album Release

2007 Rounder Records releases "Raising Sand", a collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant; tops the chart in Norway, peaks at #2 in US, UK, and Sweden

Music Single

2015 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

Film Premiere

2018 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Album Release

2020 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album "Letter To You", recorded with the E Street Band