Events in Music on October 9

  • 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (steam powered musical instrument)
  • 1929 George Kaufman & Ring Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 727 performances
  • 1949 English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance in Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
  • 1965 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

Music Single

1969 The Supremes release single "Someday We'll Be Together", Diana Ross' last recording with the group

  • 1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 1978 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • 1985 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 198 performances

Music Premiere

1986 Stage musical "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; runs for 13,629 performances

Film Release

1987 "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll" documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford of 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is released

  • 1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea win

Radio History

1990 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon on what would have been his 50th birthday

  • 1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 99 performances
  • 2007 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Album Release

2015 Selena Gomez releases her studio album "Revival", goes to #1 on Billboard 200