On This Day in Music for November 6

Events in Music

  • 1919 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
  • 1952 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • 1953 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres
  • 1957 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1971 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1975 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 1975 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
  • 1977 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1991 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • 1997 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 2002 36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2006 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins


Birthdays in Music

  • 1566 Julien Perrichon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1600)
  • 1607 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1655)
  • 1613 Luis de Garay, Spanish composer, born in Villa de Veteta (d. 1673)
  • 1659 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1753 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1823)
  • 1757 Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer
  • 1779 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer
  • 1800 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1814 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1894)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1854 John Philip Sousa, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1855 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, born in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine (d. 1885)
  • 1878 Ernest Irving, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1953)
  • 1883 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, born in Barnstaple, Devon (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer and conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1909 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1909 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • 1910 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1931 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • 1932 Stonewall Jackson, country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • 1933 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1936 David Ward-Steinman, American composer, born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • 1938 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1941 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1941 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England
  • 1944 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1947 Doug Young, musician (Flash In The Pan)
  • 1947 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1947 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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1948 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1949 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • 1957 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1961 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • 1961 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer, born in Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1963 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • 1964 Corey Glover, American musician (Living Color), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1966 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • 1976 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx), born in Bremerton, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Ceduna, Australia
  • 1978 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1982 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo
  • 1983 Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore), born in Lismore, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • 1492 Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1669 Laurentius Erhard, composer, dies at 71
  • 1712 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer, dies at 58
  • 1795 Jiri Antonin Benda, composer, dies at 73
  • 1801 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • 1835 Ignaz Schuster, composer, dies at 56
  • 1865 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • 1897 Edouard Deldevez, composer, dies at 80
  • 1901 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, dies at 48
  • 1912 Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer, dies at 70
  • 1922 William Baines, composer, dies at 23
  • 1946 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1953 John Parsons Beach, American composer, dies at 76
  • 1958 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1965 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • 1968 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1970 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73
  • 1972 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1983 Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
  • 1986 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 1991 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64
  • 1995 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90
  • 2005 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • 2005 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2016 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64