On This Day in Music for November 24

Events in Music

  • 1800 Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg
  • 1950 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • 1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • 1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for their album "Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • 1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1996 "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Craig David releases his first Greatest Hits album

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

Birthdays in Music

  • 1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
  • 1747 Felice Alessandri, composer
  • 1768 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
  • 1795 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • 1848 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1889 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1892 Isidor Achron, composer
  • 1899 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • 1900 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • 1905 Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Ray Carter, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • 1912 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1917 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • 1917 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
  • 1918 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • 1927 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
  • 1927 Emma Lou Diemer, composer
  • 1929 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian)
  • 1934 Claudio Prieto, composer
  • 1934 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
  • 1939 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1940 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • 1941 Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog), (d, 2012)
  • 1941 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1941 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles)
  • 1942 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
  • 1943 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
  • 1945 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Bev [Beverley] Bevan, rock drummer (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Dave Sinclair, English musician (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
  • 1949 Anita Louis, US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • 1953 Tod Machover, composer
  • 1955 Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)
  • 1955 Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)
  • 1957 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1958 Carmel, [McCourt], England, rocker (Storm, More More More)
  • 1960 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • 1962 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • 1964 Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • 1966 Russell Watson, British singer
  • 1969 Rob Nicholson, American musician
  • 1970 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • 1970 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • 1985 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • 1987 Megan Mullins, American singer
  • 1987 Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter (You Make Me Feel...), born in Inglewood, California

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1976 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Music

  • 1615 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • 1650 Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
  • 1722 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
  • 1822 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
  • 1838 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
  • 1842 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
  • 1880 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1903 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • 1916 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1944 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • 1948 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
  • 1970 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • 1985 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1990 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • 1991 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1991 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1993 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1995 Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
  • 1996 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
  • 2001 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2004 Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2016 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84