Events in Music on October 4

  • 1881 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

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

Music concertMusic Concert

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

  • 1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album featuring No. 1 single "Whatever Gets You thru the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2000 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
  • 2005 "All the Right Reasons", fifth studio album by Nickelback, is released
  • 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"