Events in Music on November 14

  • 1908 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
  • 1952 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances

#1 in the Charts

1960 Ray Charles' single "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

  • 1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • 1964 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 1964 Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!", based on Charles Dickens' 1838 novel "Oliver Twist", and featuring Clive Revill, Danny Sewell, and Davey Jones, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 774 performances and 3 Tony Award wins
  • 1965 Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel's musical "Baker Street", loosely based on Sherlock Holmes' tales, closes at the Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 313 performances
  • 1967 Orchestre de Paris, France's 1st full-time salaried orchestra, debuts, conducted by its founder Charles Münch
  • 1973 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • 1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • 1981 "Raise!" 11th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1982)
  • 1987 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

Television Premiere

1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" music video with groundbreaking morphing effects premieres simultaneously in 27 countries on MTV, Fox TV and BBC's Top of the Pops

  • 1993 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • 1993 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1996 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC

Album Release

2000 Canadian singer-songwriter Geddy Lee releases his first solo album, “My Favourite Headache”

Film Premiere

2010 Disney's 3-D computer-animated musical adventure film "Tangled" premieres at El Capitan Theatre, loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  • 2022 Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack reveals she is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and is no longer able to sing