On This Day in Music for November 14

Events in Music

  • 1908 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
  • 1952 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1960 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • 1964 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 1964 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances
  • 1965 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
  • 1973 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • 1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • 1987 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1993 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • 1993 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1996 "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC

Music releaseAlbum Release

2000 Geddy Lee releases his first solo album, “My Favourite Headache”

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
Geddy Lee

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004 31st American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Birthdays in Music

  • 1663 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
  • 1719 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer
  • 1774 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer
  • 1778 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer
  • 1796 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • 1805 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
  • 1825 August Reissmann, composer
  • 1829 Giulio Roberti, composer
  • 1845 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • 1879 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • 1887 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990), born in Brooklyn, New York

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1901 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • 1904 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1905 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • 1919 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1920 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1922 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1924 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • 1924 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • 1927 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1930 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • 1935 Donald Edwin White, advertising copywriter/opera administrator
  • 1936 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Wendy (Walter) Carlos, Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
  • 1940 Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1944 Scherrie Payne, US singer (Supremes-Incredible)
  • 1948 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1951 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • 1951 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • 1954 Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)
  • 1957 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1959 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1960 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1964 Andrew, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1964 Joseph "Run" Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)
  • 1964 Rev Run, American rapper
  • 1967 Nina Gordon, American singer
  • 1969 Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1972 Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • 1973 Moka Only, Canadian musician
  • 1975 Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)
  • 1975 Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1977 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1979 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1983 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • 1984 Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 1990 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 King of Pop Michael Jackson (38) weds Debbie Rowe (38) in Sydney, Australia

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 2009 "Kings of Leon" drummer Nate Followill (33) weds singer Jessie Baylin (25) at the Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tennessee

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1983 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • 1692 Christoph Bernhard, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1831 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian composer/piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1860 Feliks Ostrowski, composer, dies at 58
  • 1915 Theodor Leschetizky, composer, dies at 85
  • 1922 Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer, dies at 79
  • 1925 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer, dies at 78
  • 1944 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • 1946 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1977 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1982 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer, dies at 91
  • 1992 George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
  • 2004 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • 2016 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59