On This Day

Events in Music on July 15

  • 1922 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" closes on Broadway, July 15, 1922, after 504 performances
  • 1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

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

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • 1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances

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1963 Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1967 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances

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

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1973 Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks then attempts suicide

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

Actress Angela Lansbury
Actress
Angela Lansbury
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
Actor Kevin Kline
Actor
Kevin Kline

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George

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