On This Day

Events in Music on September 20

  • 1922 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC

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1938 Dmitri Shostakovich's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres

  • 1948 "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1957 Leontyne Price makes her operatic stage debut singing Madame Lidoine in the US premiere of "Dialogues of the Carmelites" in San Francisco

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1969 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1

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1970 Jim Morrison found guilty of "open profanity and indecent exposure" after allegedly exposing himself at a concert in Miami in 1969

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

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1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Music release#1 in the Charts

1975 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • 1976 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • 1977 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1978 Musical review "Eubie!", based on the songs of composer Eubie Blake, opens at Ambassador Theater, New York City

Music releaseAlbum Release

1980 "Blizzard of Ozz", the debut solo album by English rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, is released in the United Kingdom

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1987 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances
  • 1988 "Loving Proof" 2nd studio album by Ricky Van Shelton is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1989 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London, created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

  • 2002 The Kolka-Karmadon rock and ice slide starts

Music releaseMusic Single

2011 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released