On This Day in Music for November 22

Events in Music

  • 1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • 1851 Opera "La Perle Du BrĂ©sil" is produced (Paris)
  • 1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • 1945 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances

AgreementContract of Interest

1955 RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1963 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • 1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • 1968 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1458 Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1579 Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
  • 1690 Francois Collin de Blamont, composer
  • 1709 Frantisek Benda, composer
  • 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64)
  • 1780 Conradin Kreutzer, composer
  • 1838 Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer
  • 1870 Howard Brockway, composer
  • 1891 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer
  • 1896 Mario La Broca, composer
  • 1899 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer
  • 1902 Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
  • 1907 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • 1917 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • 1922 Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)
  • 1923 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
  • 1925 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • 1930 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor, born in Wiesbaden
  • 1941 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1941 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1942 Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
  • 1943 Floyd Sneed, rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1946 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • 1950 Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
  • 1950 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1951 Kent Nagano, American conducto and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1956 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1957 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1960 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1961 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1975 Aiko [Yanai], Japanese singer, born in Osaka
  • 1976 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • 1978 Karen O, American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • 1979 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • 1981 Ben Adams, English singer
  • 1982 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1983 Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • 1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

  • 2003 Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Divorces in Music

  • 2011 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1751 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
  • 1776 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
  • 1813 Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer, dies at 63
  • 1826 Pavel Lambert Masek, composer, dies at 65
  • 1852 August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69
  • 1859 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1896 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1900 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Mikado, Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58
  • 1902 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • 1926 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1943 Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
  • 1943 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
  • 1955 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, dies at 91 (b. 1864)
  • 1956 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • 1967 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, dies at 86
  • 1969 Acario Cotapos, composer, dies at 80
  • 1982 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • 1986 Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • 1987 Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
  • 1994 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • 1994 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1995 Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher, dies at 90

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997 Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 2001 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2011 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2014 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2016 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82