Events in Music on October 24

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
  • 1959 US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

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

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

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1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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