On This Day in Music for November 12

Events in Music

  • 1951 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • 1978 "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1987 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1989 George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 42nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins


Birthdays in Music

  • 1676 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
  • 1817 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
  • 1817 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, born in L├╝denscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)
  • 1827 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1833 Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russian composer (Robert LeDiable)
  • 1844 Octave Fouque, composer
  • 1858 Alexis Contant, composer
  • 1865 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), born (d. 1939)
  • 1897 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor
  • 1905 Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
  • 1905 Solon Michaelides, composer
  • 1906 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • 1911 Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • 1917 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • 1921 Robert Fleming, composer
  • 1924 Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
  • 1931 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
  • 1936 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1936 Robert White, guitarist
  • 1939 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939 Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
  • 1941 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • 1941 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • 1943 Brian Hyland, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • 1943 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Booker T Jones, organist [or Dec 11]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945 Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 1947 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1947 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948 Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1949 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
  • 1953 Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
  • 1955 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • 1960 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • 1961 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 1964 Dave Ellefson, Jackson, Minnesota, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth)
  • 1967 Charlie Pennaelino, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
  • 1968 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride)
  • 1968 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • 1969 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter
  • 1975 Tevin Jermod Campbell, rapper, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976 Judith Holofernes, German singer (Wir sind Helden)
  • 1978 Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician
  • 1984 Omarion, American R&B musician
  • 1986 Evan Yo, Taiwanese pop singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

HeartWedding of Interest

1969 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

Deaths in Music

  • 1606 Matthaus Ludecus, composer, dies at 79
  • 1739 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1823 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer, dies at 75
  • 1852 Georg Hellmesberger, composer, dies at 22
  • 1896 Spyridon Xyndas, composer, dies at 84
  • 1925 Roman Statkowski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1940 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34
  • 1944 Edgar Stillman Kelley, US composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • 1944 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • 1948 Umberto Giordano, composer, dies at 81
  • 1962 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • 1966 Quincy Porter, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • 1972 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • 1976 Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1980 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • 1990 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • 1992 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1996 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • 1997 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 2000 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)
  • 2008 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Serge Nigg, French composer, dies at 84
  • 2010 Henryk G├│recki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87