On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 10

Events in Music

  • 1945 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 1955 "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1956 Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer's musical "Li'l Abner" premieres in NYC

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
  • 1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1964 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1970 "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • 1970 R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC
  • 1973 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)
  • 1981 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1983 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • 1993 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances
  • 1997 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 2010 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken

Music releaseMusic Single

2014 "Uptown Funk" single released by Bruno Mars (Billboard Song of the Year 2015, Grammy Record Of The Year, Grammy Song of the Year 2016)

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

Birthdays in Music

  • 1636 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1694)
  • 1668 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • 1679 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, born in Teuchern, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1694 Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1768)
  • 1704 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, nr Cremona (d. 1792)
  • 1719 Georg Philipp Kress, German violinist and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1779)
  • 1759 Frederich von Schiller, German poet and lyricist (Ode to Joy), born in Marbach am Neckar, Germany (d. 1805)
  • 1772 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • 1786 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1811 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1846 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1906)
  • 1846 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1897)
  • 1864 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1873 Henri Rabnaud, French composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)
  • 1883 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, born in Ivanovice na Hané, Czech Republic (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, born in Cali, Colombia (d. 1952)

Person of interestJane Froman

1907 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

Singer Jane Froman
Jane Froman
  • 1912 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer ( Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • 1916 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1918 Oda Blinder, [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
  • 1928 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • 1933 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1938 H J de Royen, director (Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  • 1939 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1939 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1944 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee

Person of interestTim Rice

1944 Tim Rice, English lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • 1945 Donna Fargo, American country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • 1946 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1946 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1947 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1949 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1954 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • 1957 Chris Joyce, British drummer (Simply Red), born in Chorlton, Manchester
  • 1958 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1958 Brooks Williams, American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1959 Frank Maudsley, English rock bassist and vocalist (Flock Of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1967 Vivian Chow, Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1968 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England
  • 1970 Warren G, American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1973 Khiry Abdul Samad, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Niko Hurme, Finnish musician (Stala & so), born in Karkkila, Finland
  • 1975 Jim Adkins, American musician (Jimmy Eat World)
  • 1978 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1979 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1980 Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer (Fahrenhiet), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1983 Miranda Lambert, American country music singer and songwriter (The Weight of These Wings), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1985 Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer (Hell No!), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1989 Taron Egerton, Welsh actor and singer (Rocketman), born in Birkenhead, England

Deaths in Music

  • 1665 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer, dies at 36
  • 1821 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • 1909 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
  • 1959 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1960 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • 1973 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1990 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • 1990 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
  • 1991 Tutte Lemkow, dancer/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73
  • 1994 Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1997 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1998 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • 2004 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2006 Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 2008 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2015 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), dies at 77
  • 2015 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92