Events in Music on November 16

  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1935 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1959 "Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances
  • 1966 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1987 Paul McCartney releases "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

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released

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