On This Day in Music for November 20

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1805 Beethoven's "Fidelio" premieres in Vienna

  • 1889 Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony
  • 1901 Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
  • 1945 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres
  • 1957 Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 "Pickwick" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1966 "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1968 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1983 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa
  • 1994 "Flying Karamzov Brothers..." opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • 1994 "Shadow Box" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1995 "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
  • 1995 "Racing Demon" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1997 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001 Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 38th American Music Awards: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
  • 2015 "25" 3rd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2017, 2016 Billboard Album of the Year)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1652 Romanus Weichlein, composer
  • 1757 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer
  • 1759 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer
  • 1765 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer
  • 1766 John Wall Calcott, composer
  • 1834 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer
  • 1850 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • 1867 Vicente Ripolles, composer
  • 1873 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1896 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer
  • 1897 Margaret Sutherland, composer
  • 1899 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
  • 1917 Max Georg Baumann, composer
  • 1917 Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer
  • 1917 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • 1919 John McCarthy, composer
  • 1920 Armin Schibler, composer
  • 1925 June [Shirley L] Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1929 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1932 John Barnes Chance, composer
  • 1937 René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1939 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Gary Karr, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1945 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • 1946 Duane Allman, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1946 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
  • 1946 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • 1947 George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • 1947 Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1950 Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 1954 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1957 James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1962 Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1965 Mike D[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • 1965 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama
  • 1966 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1967 Teoman, Turkish rock singer
  • 1970 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist
  • 1970 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • 1975 Dierks Bentley, American singer
  • 1975 Davey Havok, singer (AFI)
  • 1977 Josh Turner, American pop country singer (Long Black Train), born in Hannah, South Carolina
  • 1978 Ryan Leslie, American singer/songwriter
  • 1978 Freya Lin, Taiwanese singer
  • 1979 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer
  • 1981 Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1986 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor
  • 1986 Oli Sykes, English musician
  • 2000 Connie Talbot, English singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1895 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

HeartWedding of Interest

1932 Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Deaths in Music

  • 1518 Pierre de la Rue/Peter van Straten, Flemish composer, dies
  • 1758 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 64
  • 1827 Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer, dies at 58
  • 1851 Wenzel Sedlak, composer, dies at 75
  • 1882 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • 1927 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer, dies at 56
  • 1939 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72
  • 1950 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • 1957 Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
  • 1964 John Tasker Howard, composer, dies at 73
  • 1984 Alexander Moyzes, composer, dies at 78
  • 1997 Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52
  • 2004 Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • 2005 Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
  • 2005 James King, American singer (b. 1925)