On This Day

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 releaseMusic Premiere

1904 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley
  • 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 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 Symphony 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1905 William Alwyn, English composer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1917 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1926 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1933 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1939 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • 1942 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

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

  • 1943 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1944 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2009)
  • 1949 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1955 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1956 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1957 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1958 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • 1960 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1962 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • 1963 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1967 Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1969 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1970 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1971 Robin Finck, American guitarist (Nine inch Nails; Guns N' Roses), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1974 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1978 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1979 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1981 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1986 Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Manchester Orchestra - "The Gold"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1988 Tinie Tempah [Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu], British rapper ("Written In The Stars"), born in Plumstead, London
  • 1990 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1990 Courtney Marie Andrews, American singer-songwriter (Old Flowers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1994 Shamir [Bailey], American singer-songwriter and actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Person of interestLorde

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

Singer Lorde

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Ava Gardner
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 32
  • 1639 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
  • 1802 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
  • 1817 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1827 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1857 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, 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, Austrian 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, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • 1983 Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • 1986 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1992 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony) dies at 85
  • 1993 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1994 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, 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
  • 2006 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • 2012 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), dies at 78
  • 2014 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, dies at 82

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

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
  • 2017 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • 2017 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • 2018 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • 2018 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • 2020 Cándido Camero, Cuban American percussionist (congo drum) and bandleader, dies at 99 [1]