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

Film Release

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

Musical Finale

1961 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 607 performances and 4 Tony Awards

Music History

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

  • 1964 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • 1966 Rolling Stones record four songs for their 1st live LP "Got Live If You Want It!" at a concert at Colston Hall in Bristol
  • 1967 Beatles turn down $1 million offer by Sid Berstein for a return performance at Shea Stadium in NYC

Music History

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

Music History

1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits progressive rock band 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; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • 1993 Musical "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 2008 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

Music History

2017 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington