Events in Music on October 8

  • 1897 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
  • 1928 Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.

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1944 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1951 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1959 "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances

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1971 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1972 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances

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1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1979 J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances

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1979 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

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1980 After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1984 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • 1985 Alain Boubil and Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London
  • 1990 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • 2014 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

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2015 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez