On This Day

Events in Music on October 6

  • 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1898 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1927 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)
  • 1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances

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1956 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances

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1965 The Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1980 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges
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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978

Music releaseMusic Single

1987 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael