Events in Music on September 19

  • 1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

Music Premiere

1910 George M. Cohan's musical "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC

  • 1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 1970 1st Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Tyrannosaurus Rex headlines; other performs include: Wayne Fontana, Steamhammer, Duster Bennett, Al Stewart, Amazing Blondel, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, and Stackridge
  • 1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1976 New York concert promoter Sid Bernstein offers $230 million to charity for a Beatles reunion; they politely decline

Music Concert

1979 No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band; Bonnie Raitt; Crosby, Stills & Nash: Jackson Browne; and The Doobie Brothers

  • 1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert for an audience estimated at 500,000 members

Film Premiere

1986 3-D short film "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres at Disney theme parks

Farm Aid Concert

1987 Farm Aid III held in Lincoln, Nebraska; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, and Joe Walsh [1]

Album Release

1988 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)

Album Release

1989 "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

  • 1992 Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; victory rallies for The NHL Flyers and MLB Phillies; and the US portion of Live-Aid
  • 1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC

Album Release

2014 Columbia Records releases "Cheek To Cheek", a duet album of jazz standards by singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, Jazz Albums, and Traditional Jazz Albums charts.

Farm Aid Concert

2015 Farm Aid (30th Anniversary) held in Chicago, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mavis Staples [1]

Music History

2021 RuPaul becomes the most decorated black artist in Emmy history, winning his 11th award for "RuPaul’s Drag Race"