On This Day

Events in Music on September 20

  • 1922 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," opens at Winter Garden Theatre, NYC

Music History

1938 Dmitri Shostakovich's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres

  • 1948 Heitor Villa-Lobos' folk operetta "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 88 performances

Music Premiere

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

  • 1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presents The Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1969 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1

Music History

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

Music History

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

#1 in the Charts

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

  • 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, NYC; runs for 439 performances

Album Release

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

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

Music Premiere

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

Farm Aid Concert

2008 Farm Aid 21 held in Mansfield, Massachusetts; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels [1]

Music Single

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

Television Premiere

2016 "This Is Us" TV drama premieres in the US starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia