Events in Music on October 30

  • 1931 Eugene Ormandy makes his debut leading the Philadelphia Orchestra, substituting for an ailing Arturo Toscanini

Music Premiere

1940 Cole Porter's musical "Panama Hattie" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 501 performances

Music History

1944 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Music Premiere

1947 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

Music History

1949 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

  • 1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Music Premiere

1957 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Music Single

1967 Dolly Parton releases her debut single with Porter Wagoner "The Last Thing On My Mind"

  • 1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances

Film Release

1979 Tamla/Motown releases Stevie Wonder's documentary film soundtrack "Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants"

  • 1985 "Rockin' with the Rhythm" second studio album by The Judds is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1986)

Album Release

1987 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released

  • 1997 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC

Film Premiere

2003 Stephen Schwartz's musical "Wicked", a re-telling of the "Wizard of Oz" from the Wicked Witch of the West's' point of view, starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, opens at the Gershwin Theatre, NYC; run is ongoing, wins 2 Tony Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy

  • 2007 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)

Hall of Fame

2021 36th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant