Events in Music on September 16

Music Premiere

1810 Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Silvana", starring his future wife Carone Brandt in the title role, premieres at the Nationaltheater in Frankfurt, Confederation of the Rhine (now Germany)

  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances

Music History

1965 British singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to "David Bowie" to avoid confusion with the Monkee of the same name

Music History

1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber

  • 1973 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances

Music Recording

1974 Bob Dylan begins recording his 15th album "Blood on the Tracks", in New York City

Music Single

1977 Ringo Starr releases single "Drowning in Sea of Love" in the UK

  • 1978 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1979 Russian Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect to US in Los Angeles, California
  • 1988 Fish leaves rock group Marillion
  • 1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid

Album Release

2014 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

Farm Aid Concert

2017 Farm Aid held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, and Jamey Johnson [1]

  • 2022 Singing drummer Ringo Starr releases his creatively titled third EP, "EP3"