On This Day

Events in Music on November 22

  • 1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • 1851 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

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
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010 American rapper and producer Kanye West's fifth studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is released by Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West