On This Day

Events in Music on October 7

  • 1943 Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres
  • 1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1959 "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
Actor Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
  • 1961 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances

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1963 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 1964 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • 1967 Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein

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1975 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • 1979 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1979 Musical review "Eubie!", based on the songs of composer Eubie Blake, closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances
  • 1982 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1993 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • 2008 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon
  • 2017 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington