Events in Music on October 29

Music Premiere

1787 Opera "Don Giovanni", music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte premieres at the National Theater of Bohemia in Prague

  • 1923 Gibbs, Grey and Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing "The Charleston") opens on Broadway, New York City
  • 1924 Musical revue "Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater

Music Premiere

1936 Cole Porters musical "Red Hot And Blue", starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope, opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 183 performances

Music Premiere

1941 Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs 547 performances

Music History

1956 Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, in the title role of Bellini's "Norma"

  • 1963 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
  • 1967 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC

Film Premiere

1971 Frank Zappa's musical mockumentary "200 Motels", starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel, and Ringo Starr premieres in Beverly Hills, California

Album Release

1973 Apple Records releases John Lennon's fourth studio album, "Mind Games" in US

Music Premiere

1977 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "The Act", starring Liza Minnelli, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 233 performances and wins a Tony Award

Music Single

1982 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release single "The Girl is Mine"; peaks at # 2 in US, and #8 in UK

  • 1987 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • 1993 "The Sign" single released in Europe by Ace of Base

Music Concert

1994 Pink Floyd finishes their final concert tour with a show at Earls Court in London, England

  • 1995 Return engagement of Bill Irwin and Dacid Shiner's "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 81 performances