Events in Music on July 15

  • 1922 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical revue "Shuffle Along" the 1st hit Broadway show with an all-Black cast premieres at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, NYC, after 504 performances [1]
  • 1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

The Twist Dance Craze

1960 Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US (date approximate)

  • 1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances

Music History

1963 Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding

Music History

1965 Leonard Bernstein premieres his "Chichester Psalms" for chorus and orchestra at Philharmonic Hall, NYC

Musical Finale

1967 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography

Music History

1972 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"

Music History

1973 Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks, then attempts suicide; neither effort successful

Film Premiere

1983 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US

Music Single

1984 John Lennon's single "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously

Music History

1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

Music Single

2012 Korean pop singer Psy releases single "Gangnam Style"; it becomes a worldwide hit, topping the charts in over 36 countries

Music History

2015 Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That

  • 2022 Elton John kicks off the North American leg of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania