On This Day

Events in Music on October 5

  • 1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is first produced in Vienna in front of Empress Maria Theresa.

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1823 Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 1944 Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's musical "Bloomer Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

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1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances