Events in Music on October 3

Music History

1900 Edward Elgar and Cardinal Newman's oratorium "The Dream of Gerontius" premieres in Birmingham, England

Music Premiere

1929 William Walton's Viola Concerto premieres during the Proms at the Queen's Hall, London; composer Paul Hindemith is soloist with the Henry Wood Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walton

Music History

1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public performance, at age of 10, singing "Old Shep" in youth talent contest Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, in Tupelo, Mississippi; contest is broadcast over WELO Radio, he wins fifth prize - $5.00 in fair ride tickets

  • 1947 Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell's musical "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 27 performances

Music Premiere

1961 Noël Coward's musical "Sail Away", starring Elaine Stritch, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 167 performances

  • 1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 1963 Meredith Wilson's musical "Here's Love", based on the film "Miracle on 34th Street", opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 338 performances

Musical Finale

1970 André Previn and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "Coco", inspired by the life of Coco Chanel, and starring Katharine Hepburn, closes at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC, after 329 performances, and 2 Tony Awards

Album Release

1975 Apple Records releases George Harrison's sixth studio album, "Extra Texture" in UK

Music History

1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 66 performances

Music Single

1983 Parlophone releases Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's duet single "Say, Say, Say" (from Paul's "Pipes of Peace" album) in UK

  • 1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Music History

1992 Irish pop singer Sinéad O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" [1]

Television Premiere

1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Theatrical Finale

1993 Peter Shaffer's stage comedy twin-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at the Criterion Theater, NYC, after 38 performances

Music History

1993 World music singer Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Farm Aid Concert

1998 Farm Aid 11 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Phish, Steve Earle, Wilco, and Del McCoury Band [1]

Album Release

2000 Warner Bros. Records releases "You're the One", the tenth solo studio album by singer-songwriter Paul Simon; Grammy nomination for Album of the Year makes Simon the first artist nominated in category in five consecutive decades (1960s-2000s)

Music Concert

2014 Blues guitarist and singer B.B. King's last live performance, at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois