Events in Music on November 16

  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC

Music History

1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera

  • 1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC

Musical Finale

1935 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances

Music Premiere

1935 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC

  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

All Eyes on Birthplace of British Rock 'n' Roll

1957 BBC’s 1st pop music show, the "Six-Five Special", is broadcast from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London

  • 1959 "The Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances
  • 1966 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 Elektra Records releases "No Secrets', the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon; her commercial breakthrough spends 5 weeks at top of US charts and contains the hit singles "You're So Vain" and "The Right Thing to Do"

Album Release

1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Music History

1974 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden

  • 1974 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

Music History

1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1984 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • 1987 Paul McCartney releases single "Once Upon a Long Ago"
  • 1989 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 1993 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1996 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 1997 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

Album Release

1999 "The Chronic 2001" second studio album by dr dre is released

Music History

2003 31st American Music Awards: Kid Rock, Jennifer Lopez & Luther Vandross win

  • 2004 "Let Me Love You" single released by Mario (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)