Events in Music on September 22

Music Premiere

1869 Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold" (the 1st piece of his "Ring" cycle) premieres in Munich, Germany

Theater Premiere

1913 George M. Cohan's play "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1921 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th Street, NYC; Built by theatrical producer Sam H. Harris for Irving Berlin's musical revue "The Music Box", written specifically for the venue

  • 1961 Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki's "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" premieres at Warsaw Autumn Festival,Andrzej Markowski conducting Krakow Philharmonic

Music History

1962 Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall, NYC

  • 1964 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • 1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1973 "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway

Contract of Interest

1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono sign a recording contract with Geffen Records

Music Concert

1983 The Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years apart in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Farm Aid Concert

1985 First Farm Aid benefit concert, Champaign, Illinois; organized by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp; performers included Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Hoyt Axton, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, and Emmylou Harris [1]

Music Release

1997 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US

Television Premiere

2009 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

  • 2012 Farm Aid held in Hershey, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Dale Watson, and Pegi Young [1]

Farm Aid Concert

2018 Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Margo Price [1]

Appointment of Interest

2018 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados