On This Day

Events in Music on November 19

Music History

1923 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres

  • 1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music Single

1976 George Harrison releases single "This Song", an expression of his frustration at being sued for copyright infringement

Music History

1979 Chuck Berry released from prison for income tax evasion conviction

  • 1990 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album
  • 1992 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1995 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1995 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1995 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1996 "God Said, Ha!" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 1996 "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC

Album Release

2002 Nonesuch Records releases "Travelogue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 18th studio album, a collection of re-worked versions her own songs, backed by an orchestra

Music Single

2019 The Weeknd releases his single "Blinding Lights" - goes on to become the longest charting song on Billboards Top 100 at 90 weeks

Album Release

2021 Adele releases her fourth studio album "30"

Album Release

2021 Rounder Records releases "Raise The Roof", the 2nd collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant