Events in Music on June 15

  • 1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 1963 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • 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 an acorn at Coventry Cathedral

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
  • 1974 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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