Events in Music on November 30

  • 1885 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • 1955 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 245 performances
  • 1957 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances

TV Show Appearance

1969 American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond makes his only appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Sweet Caroline" and "Holly, Holy"

Album Release

1973 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run" in the UK

  • 1974 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances

Music History

1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

  • 1980 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • 1980 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances

Theatrical Finale

1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances

Album Release

1982 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

  • 1986 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1994 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • 1997 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Album Release

2004 RCA releases "Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson's 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold

Music History

2021 Barbados becomes a Republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state in a ceremony with Sandra Mason sworn in as the first President, with Rihanna declared a national hero

Music History

2021 Josephine Baker becomes the first black woman to be honored at Paris’ Panthéon, France's highest honor