On This Day

Events in Music on September 15

  • 1928 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 Musical revue "Small Wonder", starring Tom Ewell, opens at Coronet Theater, NYC; runs for 134 performances
  • 1951 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • 1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio; police stop show during third song as some of the crowd climbed on the stage, after a 10 minute delay, and warning audience to stay seated, the concert resumed with the.

Album Release

1965 Volt/Stax records releases Otis Redding's third studio album "Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul" in the US, Atlantic releases it in the UK; frequently ranked on top album lists

Television Premiere

1968 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV

Music Recording

1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a second platinum disc for selling 300 million records

  • 1977 revival of musical "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 124 performances

Music Single

1980 Paul McCartney releases single "Temporary Secretary"

  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna

Music Single

1993 Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.

Album Release

2003 ISO/Columbia Records releases David Bowie's 23rd studio album, "Reality"; he supports it with what becomes his final concert tour

Music Single

2005 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Blige (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)

  • 2006 Trudy Pitts becomes 1st jazz artist to play a concert on Philadelphia's Kimmel Center's new 7,000 pipe organ

Musical Finale

2015 Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, closes at The Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 5,733 performances