Events in Music on October 4

  • 1881 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano

Music Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

  • 1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances

Music Concert

1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad

Music Premiere

1965 Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse's musical "Pickwick", based on Charles Dickens' novel "The Pickwick Papers', featuring Harry Secombe and Charlotte Rae, opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

Album Release

1974 Apple Records releases John Lennon's fifth studio album, "Walls & Bridges" in UK; features No. 1 single "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (with Elton John) and "#9 Dream"

  • 1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Music History

1994 Financial advisor Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from rock singer-songwriter Sting

  • 1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • 1997 Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois

Farm Aid Concert

1997 Farm Aid 10 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Steve Earle, and The Allman Brothers [1]

Music Single

1999 "Breathe" single released by Faith Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

  • 2000 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
  • 2005 "All the Right Reasons", fifth studio album by Nickelback, is released
  • 2005 Palace of the Arts - the world's tallest opera house and last major structure of the City of Arts and Science's complex, designed by Santiago Calatrava, opens in Valencia, Spain [1]

Farm Aid Concert

2009 Farm Aid 22 held in Maryland Heights, Missouri; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Wilco [1]

  • 2013 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold

Music Concert

2015 American rock band Van Halen's final public performance takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2017 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"