On This Day in Music for November 25

Events in Music

  • 1805 Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
  • 1847 Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1902 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
  • 1949 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
  • 1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1953 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • 1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres
  • 1959 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1972 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1979 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1997 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win


Birthdays in Music

  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, composer
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • 1753 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
  • 1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist/composer ("Silent Night")
  • 1834 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
  • 1839 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
  • 1856 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia)
  • 1862 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • 1881 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • 1886 Rex Maupin, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1895 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1896 Virgil Thomson, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1900 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1901 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1904 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • 1904 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1922 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1924 Tui St George Tucker, composer
  • 1928 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1931 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Ramiro Cortes, composer
  • 1936 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)
  • 1949 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • 1951 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • 1955 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • 1958 Gary Coveyou, musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • 1959 Steve Rothery, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1960 Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1960 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • 1964 Mark Lanegan, American musician (Screaming Trees)
  • 1966 Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • 1967 Gregg Turkington, American comedian (as Neil Hamburger) and musician
  • 1968 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
  • 1978 Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician
  • 1979 Thea Gilmore, British songwriter
  • 1983 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer/songwriter
  • 1986 Katie Cassidy, American singer and actress

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Deaths in Music

  • 1640 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies
  • 1750 Francesco Feroci, composer, dies at 77
  • 1755 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1773 Carl Hockh, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1815 Johann Peter Saloman, composer, dies at 70
  • 1830 Pierre Rode, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1883 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • 1895 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1899 Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
  • 1901 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1914 Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, dies at 79
  • 1949 Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
  • 1952 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • 1952 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • 1965 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1968 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • 1974 Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1997 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997 Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • 2010 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)