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

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1953 Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres

  • 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

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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)

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

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