On This Day

Events in Music on September 10

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1838 Hector Berlioz's opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1863 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1957 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 Rod Stewart records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • 1966 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
  • 1975 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1982 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1998 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Actor Will Smith
Will Smith
  • 2000 The musical Cats closes on Broadway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
John Legend