Events in Music on September 29

Music History

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

  • 1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC

Film Release

1940 Musical film "Strike Up the Band" starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland opens

  • 1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
  • 1954 The first remake of "A Star Is Born", starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres at the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

Sports History

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

Music Single

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

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

Music Recording

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

  • 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
  • 1963 "The Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Music History

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

  • 1967 Gladys Knight & Pips are the first to release Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
  • 1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead for the 1st time, playing at the Straight Theater in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • 1975 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • 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

Music History

1976 Boy George expelled from school

Music History

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

  • 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1

Album Release

1977 Columbia Records releases "The Stranger", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's fifth studio album; it becomes the label's all-time best selling non-compilation record

Music History

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

  • 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

Music History

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 performances becomes the then 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

#1 in the Charts

1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince Rogers Nelson and 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

#1 in the Charts

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

Music History

1989 Glenn Frey joins Eagles bandmate Don Henley on stage, for 1st time since 1981

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

Film Premiere

1991 Gus Van Sant's film "My Own Private Idaho" starring Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix premieres

  • 1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

Music History

1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour in Houston Texas

Album Release

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

Album Release

1998 Mercury Records releases Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's collaborative album "Painted from Memory"

Album Release

1998 Reprise Records releases "Taming The Tiger", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 16th studio album

Album Release

2017 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Now", the 5th studio album by Shania Twain, her first in 15 years

Music History

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

Music History

2021 Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears suspended as her conservator by a judge in Los Angeles after claims of abuse