Events in Music on November 13

Music Premiere

1922 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC

  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

Film Premiere

1940 Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia", starring Leopold Stokowski, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mickey Mouse, and ballet dancing hippopotamuses, premieres at the Broadway Theatre, New York City

  • 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

Music History

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 Marilyn Clark and Charles Burr's revue "A Musical Jubilee", featuring Lillian Gish. John Raitt, Tammy Grimes, Cyril Ritchard, and Dick Shawn opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 92 performances

Music Single

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

Music History

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

Music Single

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

  • 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), and launch their official website -

Album Release

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

Music Single

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

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

Music History

2020 British pop singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male cover star for US Vogue

Music History

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

  • 2022 The Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, built in 1957 and host to JFK, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra is imploded; closed in 2017 after an electrical fire