On This Day

Events in Music on September 29

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1863 Opera "The Pearl Fishers" (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) by Bizet is first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

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1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Music releaseMusic Single

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • 1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8 in US; #18 in UK
  • 1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • 1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • 1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • 1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48

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1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • 1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater

  • 1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • 1975 Soul singer Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while singing on stage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; he survives, but never fully recovers

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1976 Boy George expelled from school

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Boy George

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1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1

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1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • 1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
  • 1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • 1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • 1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • 1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12

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1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

  • 1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
  • 1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
  • 1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
  • 1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
  • 1983 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest-running Broadway show

  • 1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
  • 1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
  • 1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
  • 1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
  • 1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
  • 1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
  • 1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
  • 1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14

Music release#1 in the Charts

1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1990 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • 1990 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

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1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

Music releaseAlbum Release

1997 Robbie Williams releases his first solo album "Life thru a Lens" features single "Angels"

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2018 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West