Music History for

November 13


1854 - Composer George Whitefield Chadwick was born.

1937 - NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. The conductor for its first 17 years was Arturo Toscanini.

1961 - The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.

1965 - "Fever" by the McCoys' was released.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.
Today in Beatles History

1971 - Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" was released.

1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. was killed in a highway accident near Hernando, MS.

1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City.

1985 - At New York's Whitney Museum, an exhibition opened celebrating Bob Dylan's 25 years in the music industry.

1987 - Sonny and Cher sang "I Got You Babe" on the David Letterman show.

1990 - The Madonna video collection "The Immaculate Collection" was released.

1992 - Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

1995 - The Rolling Stones released their acoustic "Stripped" album.

1995 - M.C. Hammer played a benefit in Moscow for Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's political party, Our Home Is Russia.

1997 - The musical "The Lion King" opened.

1997 - Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

1997 - Ray Charles conducted his first-ever online chat at

2000 - Elton John released his live album "One Night Only." It was recorded at Madison Square Garden only 22 days before.

2001 - Madonna's "GHV2" was released.

2012 - One Direction's second album "Take Me Home" was released in the U.S.