On This Day

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
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
  • 1981 "Raise!" 11th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1982)
  • 1987 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "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
Geddy Lee

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher

Birthdays in Music

  • 1663 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
  • 1679 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1719 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer
  • 1774 Gaspare Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), born in Maiolati, Papal State (now Maiolati Spontini, Italy) (d. 1851)
  • 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)
  • 1816 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • 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 interestAaron Copland

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

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1901 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • 1904 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1904 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1905 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Ken Carson, American singer (Garry Moore Show), born in Coalgate, Oklahoma
  • 1919 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1923 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1930 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1939 [Walter] Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer (Switched-On Bach), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1940 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1949 James "J.Y." Young, American rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Barry Brandt, American rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Sandahl Bergman, American actress (Conan, All that Jazz), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951 Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter ("On And On"; "Save It For A Rainy Day"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951 Alec John Such, American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1953 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England
  • 1954 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata, Greece
  • 1957 Frank Affolter, Dutch pianist, songwriter and singer (If Nobody Does), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 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, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Nina Gordon [Shapiro], American singer-songwriter (Veruca Salt - "Volcano Girls"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty), born in Carmel, California
  • 1969 Bradley "Butch" Walker, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (SouthGang - "Tainted Angel"; The Marvelous 3), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1972 Edyta Górniak, Polish pop singer("That's Not Me"), born in Ziębice, Poland
  • 1973 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • 1975 Travis Barker, American drummer (Blink-182, +44), born in Fontana, California
  • 1975 Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1977 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1979 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1982 Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter (the Civil Wars), born in West Branch, Michigan
  • 1983 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • 1984 Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 1990 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1951 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan

LovePerson of Interest

1965 American singer and actress Judy Garland (43) weds American actor Mark Herron (37); divorce in 1969

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

LoveWedding 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-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1860 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1915 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), dies at 85
  • 1922 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • 1925 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1944 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • 1946 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • 1977 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1982 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 1992 George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
  • 1992 John J. Cascella, American rock keyboard and accordion player (John Mellencamp), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1995 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • 2003 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), dies from complications of a stroke at 41
  • 2004 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • 2007 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • 2016 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2020 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]