On This Day

Events in Music on November 28

  • 1901 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • 1909 Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the genres most difficult, premieres at the New Theatre in New York City, with the composer as soloist and the New York Symphony Society conducted by Walter Damrosch
  • 1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1927 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1949 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • 1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1974 John Lennon's last concert appearance, as a guest of Elton John, Madison Square Garden, New York City NYC; they perform "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night"; "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"; and "I Saw Her Standing There"
  • 1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • 1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"

Singer, Rapper and Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper and Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 1993 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1993 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 2010 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win