On This Day

Events in Music on November 15

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

2011 "Take Care" 2nd studio album by Drake is released (Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2013)

Singer-Songwriter Drake

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton