On This Day in Music for November 29

Events in Music

  • 1825 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 1921 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • 1959 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins
  • 1963 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom
  • 1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • 1981 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 1987 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • 1990 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1992 "Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1992 "Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander NYC after 25 performances
  • 1993 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • 1995 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

2010 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

Birthdays in Music

  • 1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer, born in Florence, Italy
  • 1761 Fridolin Weber, composer
  • 1770 Peter Hansel, composer
  • 1797 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
  • 1816 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • 1852 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer
  • 1860 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Friedrich Klose, composer
  • 1863 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • 1866 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • 1872 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1879 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1891 Richard Frank Donovan, composer
  • 1894 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • 1899 Gustave Reese, composer
  • 1904 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1910 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher
  • 1912 Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)
  • 1915 Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • 1917 Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • 1932 John Gary, Watertown, NY, singer
  • 1933 John Mayall, MacClesfield England, pop musician (Don't Washed Me Time)
  • 1936 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • 1939 Meco [Domenico Monardo], musician and producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1940 Chuck Mangione, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • 1942 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 1942 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1947 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1951 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1956 Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1961 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
  • 1962 Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • 1965 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1968 Jonathan Raleigh Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • 1969 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper
  • 1981 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman

Deaths in Music

  • 1643 Claudio Giovanni Monteverdi, Italian composer (L'arianna), dies at 76
  • 1775 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1843 Marco Santucci, composer, dies at 81
  • 1872 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • 1921 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1925 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • 1954 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1957 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • 1959 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1970 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Carl Stalling, American film composer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1981 Natalie Wood, American actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1989 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • 1992 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1994 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/US composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 2001 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2001 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2006 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2007 Tom Terrell, musicologist, NPR reviewer, deejay (b. 1950)