On This Day

Events in Music on November 22

  • 1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • 1851 Opera "La Perle Du BrĂ©sil" is produced (Paris)
  • 1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)

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1927 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1945 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances

AgreementContract of Interest

1955 RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1963 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • 1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • 1968 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 performances
  • 1999 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson win

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift