On This Day in Music for November 7

Events in Music

  • 1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Music concertMusic Concert

1912 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

  • 1921 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their second album "Wedding Album" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1970 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • 1982 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • 1990 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • 1990 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • 1991 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1991 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • 1996 "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC

Music releaseAlbum Release

2000 "TP-2.com" 4th studio album by R. Kelly is released (American Music Awards Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist 2001, Billboard Album of the Year 2001)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 2001 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

  • 2017 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C

Birthdays in Music

  • 1706 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, born in Grottole, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1786 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1810 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), born in Gyula (d. 1893)
  • 1822 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1828 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, born in Barntrup, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1839 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1846 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • 1852 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, born in Tenczynek, Krakow, Poland (d. 1901)
  • 1866 Paul Lincke, German composer and and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1877 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, born in Kensington, England (d. 1950)
  • 1900 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1905 William Alwyn, composer
  • 1916 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Andras Mihaly, composer
  • 1917 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Gerald Humel, composer
  • 1933 George Tibbits, composer
  • 1938 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • 1939 Daniel Manneke, composer
  • 1942 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Joni Mitchell, [Roberta J Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • 1944 James Dashow, American/Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1955 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1956 Denise Jannah, [Zeefuik], Suriname jazz singer (Farmer's Market)
  • 1958 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • 1960 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss)
  • 1962 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • 1964 Liam O'Maonlai, Irish vocalist/pianist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry)
  • 1967 Sharleen Spiteri Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas)
  • 1967 David Guetta, French songwriter, DJ and record producer (One Love, When Love Takes Over), born in Paris, France
  • 1968 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne)
  • 1969 Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
  • 1970 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)
  • 1971 Robin Finck, American musician
  • 1974 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro)
  • 1978 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO)
  • 1979 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer
  • 1981 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker
  • 1990 Matt Corby, Australian singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1996 Lorde [Ella Yelich-O'Connor], New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Weddings in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Music

  • 1560 Peter Lotichius Secundus [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Opera omnia), dies at
  • 1639 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
  • 1802 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer, dies at 50
  • 1817 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • 1827 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1857 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62
  • 1859 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • 1880 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1956 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • 1960 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • 1965 Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
  • 1967 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1983 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
  • 1983 Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • 1986 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1993 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1994 Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1995 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen