On This Day

Events in Music on June 15

  • 1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
  • 1963 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1968 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne, NYC, after 220 performances
  • 1968 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 561 performances
  • 1968 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater, NYC, after 52 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1968 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1980 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music concertMusic 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 & AMry; and The Hooters

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
Singer Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Singer Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
Actor Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
  • 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 awardsMusic City News Awards

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

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus