On This Day in Music for November 11

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1725 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London

  • 1862 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)

Music releaseMusic Recording

1925 Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco

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1933 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • 1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

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1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

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1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • 1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1984 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1990 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Taylor Swift releases her 2nd studio album “Fearless” (2009 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Album of the Year 2010, American Music Awards 2009)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2009 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
  • 2011 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, composer
  • 1696 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1722 Johann Philipp Sack, composer
  • 1731 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
  • 1767 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster
  • 1788 Michal Wielhorski, composer
  • 1832 Paolo Giorza, composer
  • 1883 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Aaron Avshalomov, composer
  • 1895 Jacov Gotovac, composer
  • 1910 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
  • 1913 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1914 Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
  • 1917 Julien-Francois Zbinden, composer
  • 1918 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (2010)
  • 1927 Mose Allison, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Arthur Cunningham, composer
  • 1928 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • 1932 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • 1938 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • 1943 Karin Kent, [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer
  • 1945 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • 1945 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • 1947 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • 1950 Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • 1952 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1953 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • 1956 Billy Smith, Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy & Terry Smith)
  • 1956 Ian Craig Marsh, England, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1958 Luz Casal, Spanish singer
  • 1962 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
  • 1962 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1968 Jo Kittsee, German rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • 1968 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • 1968 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • 1970 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • 1974 Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1976 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician
  • 1982 Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1989 Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 2011 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • 2016 Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon (33) weds musician Israel Houghton (45) at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris

Deaths in Music

  • 1895 Julius Tausch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1901 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • 1907 Henry Gadsby, composer, dies at 64
  • 1912 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1929 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
  • 1936 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • 1945 Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • 1954 John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1956 Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1964 Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1968 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • 1972 Berry Oakley, American rocker (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • 1973 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974 Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
  • 1977 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1979 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1984 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1988 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 1993 Erskine Hawkins, US trumpeter/composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1994 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • 1995 Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 2015 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), dies at 61
  • 2016 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79