Events in Music on November 15

Music Premiere

1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)" premieres

  • 1845 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • 1903 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1935 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released
  • 1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 693 performances

Film Premiere

1956 "Love Me Tender" (The Reno Brothers) film with Elvis Presley in his debut premieres in the US

Music History

1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Florida

Music Single

1974 Ringo Starr releases singles "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in the UK

  • 1975 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" single released by Ed Bruce
  • 1981 Revival of "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances
  • 1984 "Emergency" 16th studio album by American band Kool & the Gang is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1985)

Album Release

1986 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts

  • 1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
  • 1994 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
  • 1995 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • 1996 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 2002 British drummer Ringo Starr inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall Of Fame [1]

Country Music Association Awards

2005 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson win

Album Release

2005 Carrie Underwood releases her debut album “Some Hearts” (2006 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best New Artist 2007)

Album Release

2011 "Take Care" second studio album by Drake is released (Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2013)

Music History

2016 American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

Music History

2017 American jazz and standards singer Tony Bennett receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

Music History

2017 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award