Events in Music on March 15

  • 1885 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
  • 1908 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1945 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1945 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • 1950 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 1952 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • 1956 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" musical closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1959 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
  • 1962 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1966 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Frank Sintra & Barbra Streisand

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1968 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
  • 1970 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • 1975 "That's the Way of the World" 6th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)
  • 1987 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
  • 1987 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 "Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC, starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013 Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake