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 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1959 "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1987 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
  • 1989 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 1993 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1996 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 1997 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre

Birthdays in Music

  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valetta (d. 1760)
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusett (d. 1836)
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • 1938 Richard Landry, composer
  • 1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • 1945 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, composer
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1961 Corinne Hermès, French singer
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1969 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American Musician
  • 1978 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1981 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer
  • 1983 K, South Korean singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

Deaths in Music

  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer, dies at 34
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, composer, dies at 28
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, composer, dies at 87
  • 1909 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • 1924 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • 1924 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • 1935 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • 1964 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • 1972 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • 1980 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1984 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1987 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • 1993 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1994 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 Dino Valenti, [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • 1996 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright, dies at 87
  • 2000 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • 2001 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2006 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2007 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)