Events in Music on December 15

Music History

1815 Gioachino Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia

  • 1893 Preview performance of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" draws a crowd to Carnegie Hall, New York [1]

Music History

1944 Bandleader Major Glenn Miller, lost over the English Channel

  • 1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances

Music Single

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

Music Recording

1959 Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me", an English translation of by Gilbert Bécaud's French song "Je t'appartiens"; reaches No. 7 on the charts

#1 in the Charts

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

  • 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"
  • 1969 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

Album Release

1978 German label Ariola Records releases eponymous debut album "Rosanne Cash", produced by future husband Rodney Crowell

  • 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 Premiere

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

Music History

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

Music History

2021 Bruce Springsteen sells his music back catalogue to Sony Music Entertainment for an estimated $500 million, in possibly the biggest deal ever for a single artist [1]