Events in Music on November 21

Music Premiere

1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden

Music Premiere

1934 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances

Music Premiere

1937 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

Music History

1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres

Music History

1959 Entertainer Jack Benny (violin) and US Vice-President Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

  • 1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances

Music History

1968 The Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"

Music History

1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped

  • 1977 "All 'N All" 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)

Famous Photo

1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

#1 in the Charts

1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

  • 1983 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1993 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater, NYC after 14 performances
  • 1993 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

Album Release

1995 Apple Records releases The Beatle "Anthology 1" (double CD/triple LP); includes new song "Free as a Bird" - a John Lennon demo augmented by additional lyrics and performances by the surviving three

Album Release

1995 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 11th studio album "The Ghost of Tom Joad"; wins Grammy Award for best Contemporary Folk Album

  • 1996 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Album Release

2006 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

Music Awards

2006 34thAmerican Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • 2006 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Music Single

2013 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

Music History

2021 49th American Music Awards: BTS, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Drake & Luke Bryan win