Events in Music on November 29

  • 1825 Gioachino Rossini's comic opera "Il barbiere di Siviglia" (The Barber of Seville) become 1st opera performed in Italian in US, staged at New York City's Park Theater
  • 1921 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1932 Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee" opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances

  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)

Music Premiere

1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Bells Are Ringing", starring Judy Holiday, opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 924 performances, wins 2 Tony Awards

  • 1959 2nd Grammy Awards: "Mack The Knife", Bobby Darin win
  • 1963 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom
  • 1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances

Album Release

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

  • 1969 The Beatles' single "Something / Come Together" reaches #1
  • 1970 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • 1981 Revival of musical "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 119 performances
  • 1987 Revival of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical ."Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 177 performances
  • 1990 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances
  • 1992 "Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1992 "Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander NYC after 25 performances
  • 1993 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances

Album Release

1994 "My Life" second studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

  • 1995 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC

Music Concert

2002 "The Concert for George", a benefit memorial to George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, features Eric Clapton; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Jeff Lynne; Tom Petty; Joe Brown; Anoushka Shankar; Billy Preston; and members of Monty Python

Music Concert

2003 The first of Nelson Mandela's 46664 AIDS benefit concerts held at Green Point Stadium, Capetown

Music Single

2010 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)

  • 2019 K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for gang-raping unconscious fans and distributing footage of it (Jung)