On This Day in Music for November 16

Events in Music

  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1935 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances
  • 1935 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1959 "The Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • 1996 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville
  • 2014 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Divorces in Music

  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 16

  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, German composer and violinist, dies at 34
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, dies at 28
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
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