On This Day

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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

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The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
The 2i's coffee bar became a magnet for pop singers, agents and music entrepreneurs
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  • 1959 "The Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, 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

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
  • 1984 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • 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 and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre
  • 2004 "Let Me Love You" single released by Mario (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)