On This Day in Music for November 28

Events in Music

  • 1901 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • 1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
  • 1927 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1949 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • 1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • 1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1974 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • 1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • 1993 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1993 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 2010 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1763 Matthaus Fischer, composer
  • 1784 Ferdinand Reis, composer
  • 1793 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck)
  • 1795 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer
  • 1812 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer
  • 1829 Anton Rubinstein, Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Doskoy) [NS]
  • 1843 Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer
  • 1856 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
  • 1868 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
  • 1883 Paul Hastings Allen, composer
  • 1887 Jacobo Palm, Curacaos pianist/organist
  • 1892 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1895 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Roberto Lupi, composer
  • 1915 Pamela Harrison, composer
  • 1924 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
  • 1925 Aurelio de la Vega, composer
  • 1932 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • 1932 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carlos Farinas, composer
  • 1936 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1939 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • 1940 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • 1943 Randy Newman, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1944 R.B. Greaves, Guyanan singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1947 Maria Farantouri, Greek singer
  • 1948 Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • 1949 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1949 Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1949 Paul Shaffer, Thunder Bay Ont, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman)
  • 1956 Kristine Arnold, Torrance, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
  • 1958 David Van Day, rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
  • 1958 Tim Mullens, Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green)
  • 1961 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1962 Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
  • 1968 Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)
  • 1971 Fenriz, Norwegian musician (Darkthrone)
  • 1973 Jade Puget, American musician (AFI)
  • 1974 apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1975 Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon (band))
  • 1979 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki ], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1980 Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • 1984 Trey Songz, American singer
  • 1988 Christopher Stringini, American singer
  • 1997 Thor Salden, Belgian singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1962 Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Deaths in Music

  • 1585 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1695 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
  • 1815 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
  • 1860 Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
  • 1861 Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54
  • 1878 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1907 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer, dies at 43
  • 1918 Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1966 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
  • 1972 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • 1972 Havergal Brian, composer, dies at 96
  • 1976 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
  • 1987 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1989 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • 1993 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1994 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • 1996 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • 2001 Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • 2002 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2011 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • 2012 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2015 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67