On This Day

Events in Music on November 8

Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.
Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1928 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1932 "Make Mine Music" debuts
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1958 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1986 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • 1990 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1990 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1992 "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Music releaseAlbum Release

2004 "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2005)

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2013 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win