On This Day in Music for November 1

Events in Music

  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1968 Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1969 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • 1973 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, SF
  • 1990 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1995 "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances
  • 2012 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins

Birthdays in Music

  • 1618 Johannes Flittner, composer
  • 1666 James Sherard, English amateur composer, born in Bushby (d. 1738)
  • 1731 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer
  • 1748 Christoph Rheineck, composer
  • 1761 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer
  • 1805 Alessandro Nini, composer
  • 1832 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • 1847 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (d. 1930)
  • 1855 Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music)
  • 1859 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer
  • 1862 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
  • 1863 Alfred Reisenauer, composer
  • 1871 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer
  • 1877 Roger Quilter, British composer
  • 1887 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Dirk Vollenhoven, Dutch composer/philosopher
  • 1902 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • 1903 Don Robey, US gospel singer
  • 1903 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1909 Bruno Bjelinski, composer
  • 1914 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1921 Jan Tausinger, composer
  • 1921 John Willard Peterson, composer
  • 1923 Victoria de los Angeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1934 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • 1937 Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)
  • 1940 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)
  • 1941 Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • 1943 Salvatore Adamo, popular singer
  • 1944 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Rick Grech, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • 1947 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • 1950 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Ronald Bell, rock sax (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1955 Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
  • 1957 Lyle Lovett, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth), born in Klein, Texas
  • 1957 Carlos PaiĆ£o, Portuguese singer (d. 1988)
  • 1959 Eddie MacDonald, rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)
  • 1961 Magne Furuholmen, keyboardist/vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System)
  • 1962 Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962 Maga Furuholmen, rocker
  • 1963 Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • 1963 Kenny Alphin, American guitarist (Big & Rich)
  • 1966 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Sophie B. Hawkins, American musician
  • 1967 Tina Arena, Australian singer
  • 1975 Bo Bice, American singer
  • 1975 Scott "Skippy" Chapman, American musician

Deaths in Music

  • 1672 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1711 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1750 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
  • 1768 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
  • 1788 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
  • 1810 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1817 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1825 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
  • 1844 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
  • 1895 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
  • 1927 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1942 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • 1962 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • 1975 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • 1975 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • 1982 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • 1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • 1986 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • 2004 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Terry Knight, American music producer and promoter (Grand Funk Railroad), is murdered at 61
  • 2005 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
  • 2014 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2017 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98