Events in Music on October 24

Music Concert

1818 Felix Mendelssohn, aged 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin

  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1929 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres

Music Concert

1959 US premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Cello concert

  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances

Film Release

1962 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

  • 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Music History

1965 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres

Music History

1968 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

Music History

1973 John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone

Music History

1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto

Music History

1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter

  • 1980 John Lennon releases single "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
  • 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music History

2002 Twyla Tharp's rock ballet "Movin' Out", set to songs of Billy Joel, opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,303 performances