Events in Music on June 15

  • 1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 1963 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1

Musical Finale

1963 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The Sound of Music", closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1443 performances

Music Recording

1965 Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")

  • 1968 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 220 performances
  • 1968 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater, NYC, after 52 performances
  • 1968 "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • 1968 Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' musical "I Do! I Do!", starring Gordon MacRae and Carol Lawrence, and directed by Gower Champion, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 561 performances, and 1 Tony Award

Music History

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant two acorns for peace, at Coventry Cathedral, Conventry, England

Music Single

1973 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard R&B Song of the Year, 1973; No. 4 overall)

Album Release

1974 "Back Home Again" 8th studio album by John Denver is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1975)

  • 1974 Novelty song "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • 1980 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music Concert

1986 Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour concludes with megaconcert at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey; participants include: U2; Sting; Bryan Adams; Peter Gabriel; Lou Reed; Neville Brothers; Joan Baez; Joan Armatrading; Joni Mitchell; The Police; Jackson Browne; Yoko Ono; Miles Davis; Peter, Paul & Mary; and The Hooters

Music Premiere

1994 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million

  • 1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • 1997 "Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 performances

Music City News Awards

1998 32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus win