Events in Music on November 22

  • 1851 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)

Music History

1862 Opera "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi debuts at Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia [Nov 10 O.S.]

  • 1898 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Iris" premieres at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, Italy

Music Premiere

1927 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances

Music History

1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)

Film Premiere

1944 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1945 "Day Before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances

Contract of Interest

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

Music Concert

1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC

  • 1963 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • 1965 Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's musical "Man of La Mancha", starring Richard Kiley opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater, NYC; runs for 2329 performances, wins 5 Tony Awards
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • 1968 The Beatles release "The Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1981 Jimmy Horowitz and Leo Rost's rock musical "Marlowe", a fictionalized account of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, closes at Rialto Theater, NYC, after 48 performances

Music History

1993 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by his early job writing for Sid Caesar, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

Music Single

1999 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Album Release

2010 Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records release American rapper and producer Kanye West's 5th studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

Album Release

2010 Universal-Motown Records releases Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday"