Events in Music on September 30

Music Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute", with German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, premieres at Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria

Music Premiere

1935 George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Music Premiere

1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances

  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances

TV Show Appearance

1965 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)

  • 1967 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

Music Single

1968 The Supremes release single "Love Child"

Album Release

1977 Ringo Starr releases album "Ringo the 4th"

Album Release

1982 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's sixth studio album "Nebraska", a solo record, made without a backing band

  • 1987 Roy Orbison and friends (including James Burton; Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and k.d. lang) film performance at the Ambassador Hotel's Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, California for Cinemax
  • 1997 "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year, 1998)

Farm Aid Concert

2006 Farm Aid 19 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra [1]