On This Day

Events in Music on November 13

  • 1922 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • 1948 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • 1951 Janet Collins is the first 1st African-American dancer to appear at the Metropolitan Opera, in a production of Aida

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1953 Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres

  • 1959 The Academy of St Martin in the Fields' first professional concert takes place in London
  • 1965 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1973 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1975 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain" in UK, written and produced by George Harrison

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1987 Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing "I Got You Babe" on 'Late Night with David Letterman' (NBC)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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1989 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1996 "Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • 2000 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

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2002 Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of "8 Mile", 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • 2010 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

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2020 Singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male cover star for US Vogue

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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2020 Kylie Minogue becomes the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutive decades with "Disco"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue