Events in Music on September 10

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

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

Music Recording

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

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

Music History

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

  • 1975 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1982 Decca releases Beatles audition on "Complete Silver Beatles" album, 20 years after label executives rejected them feeling that "guitar groups are on the way out" and "the Beatles have no future in show business"

Music Single

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

Musical Finale

2000 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award

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