Events in Music on October 31

Music Premiere

1724 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres at the King's Theatre in London

  • 1887 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral work "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1949 Marc Blitzstein's musical "Regina", based on Lilian Hellman's novel "The Little Foxes" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • 1957 Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen's musical "Jamaica", starring Lena Horne, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 558 performances

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatlemania firsthand at London's Heathrow Airport as the Beatles are greeted by their fans upon returning from Sweden

#1 in the Charts

1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Music Single

1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released by the Beatles as a single in UK, his first "A" side

Music History

1970 Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure and open profanity, though remains free on a $50,000 bond pending appeal

Music Premiere

1971 Revival of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 65 performances

Music History

1975 Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof's first appearance with The Boomtown Rats

  • 1982 Musical revue "Rock 'n Roll!: The First 5,000 Years" closes at St James Theatre. NYC, after 9 performances

Album Release

1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

  • 1984 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London
  • 1993 Brian Friel's stage drama "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 9 performances

Music History

1993 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

  • 1994 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • 1994 American jam band Phish performs The Beatles "White Album" as a musical costume during a show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.
  • 1995 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois
  • 1996 American jam band Phish performs The Talking Heads' "Remain In Light" as a musical costume during a show at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1998 American jam band Phish performs The Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" as a musical costume during a show at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2018 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits

Music History

2022 Taylor Swift becomes the first artist in history to claim all top 10 slots on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, all tracks from her album "Midnights" [1]