Events in Music on October 6

  • 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers, an African-American a cappella ensembe from Nashville's Fisk University, begin 1st national tour of US in Cincinnati, Ohio

Music Concert

1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic concert

  • 1898 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts

Jazz Singer Sounds Death Knell for Silent Movies

1927 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)

Music Premiere

1948 "Polonaise" musical featuring works of Frédéric Chopin, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances

Music History

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

  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances

Music Single

1965 The Supremes release single "I Hear a Symphony"

  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances

Music History

1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Music History

1980 John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on assault charges

Music Single

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

Album Release

2009 Manhattan Records releases "The List", the twelfth studio album by singer Rosanne Cash, with song selections culled from a list of 100 titles that her father compiled and gave her when she decided to pursue a career in music.; the album features guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello, and Rufus Wainwright

  • 2021 Carnegie Hall in NYC re-opens after 18 month pandemic shutdown with a concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin