On This Day in Music for November 13

Events in Music

  • 1922 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • 1948 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • 1965 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1973 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1975 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1996 "Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • 2000 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Music releaseMusic Single

2002 Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • 2010 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

Birthdays in Music

  • 1663 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 1699 Jan Zach, Czech composer, born in Čelákovice, Bohemia (d. 1773) baptism date
  • 1718 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx (d. 1784)
  • 1759 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer (d. 1848)
  • 1789 Martin de Ron, composer
  • 1811 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Petrograd (d. 1898)
  • 1854 George Whitfield Chadwick, American composer (Judi Van Winke), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • 1855 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1856 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1868 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)
  • 1875 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, born in Leon, Spain (d. 1937)
  • 1879 Maurice Delage, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1961)
  • 1882 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, born in Tottenham, London (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Janine Andrade, French violinist, born in Besançon, France (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1926 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1937 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • 1942 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1946 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1949 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • 1951 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • 1953 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1956 Aldo Nova, rocker (Blood on the Bricks)
  • 1971 John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • 1972 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1973 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer
  • 1977 Chanel Cole, Australian singer
  • 1977 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978 Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • 1979 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • 1980 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1982 Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • 1990 Jibbs, American rapper

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Deaths in Music

  • 1868 Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
  • 1877 Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83
  • 1896 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
  • 1916 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35
  • 1944 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • 1951 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • 1951 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Pierre Moulaert, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1973 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • 1983 "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1986 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
  • 1988 Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1992 Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • 1992 Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1995 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter, dies at 81
  • 1996 Bill Doggett [William Ballard Doggett], American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1997 André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • 2004 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), dies from a fall from a two-storey balcony at his home at 42
  • 2004 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 2016 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74