Events in Music on November 9

  • 1858 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra
  • 1885 Opera "Ermine" premieres in London

Music History

1961 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein after a lunch time performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England

  • 1963 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • 1966 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances

Music History

1968 Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles song "With A Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

Television Premiere

1969 "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte ", music special with arrangements by Michel Legrand, premieres on NBC-TV

Album Release

1973 Apple Records releases "Ringo", Ringo Starr's third studio album, in the UK; his biggest commercial and critical success, featuring the singles "Photograph", "You're Sixteen", and "Oh My My"

Album Release

1973 Columbia Records releases "Piano Man", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's second studio album

  • 1985 Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "The News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1988 Don Sebesky and Gloria Nissenson's musical "Prince of Central Park", starring Jo Anne Worley opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1993 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • 1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 "The Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC

Music Concert

2006 British rocker David Bowie performs on stage for the final time - three songs at a charity concert in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "Wild Is the Wind", "Fantastic Voyage", and a duet of "Changes" with Alicia Keys

Album Release

2007 Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2008, 2008 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music History

2011 Pop singer-songwriter Shakira is honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Music Single

2015 "Love Yourself" single released by Justin Bieber (Billboard Song of the Year 2016, Grammy Song of the Year)

TV Show Appearance

2018 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image