Events in Music on December 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1955 "Folsom Prison Blues" single released by Johnny Cash (Billboard Song of the Year 1968)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Music release#1 in the Charts

1962 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 weeks

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 1965 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • 1966 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • 1987 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 1991 "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1993 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • 1994 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush