On This Day in Music for November 8

Events in Music

  • 1926 George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 "Make Mine Music" debuts
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1958 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1986 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • 1990 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1990 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1992 "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Music releaseAlbum Release

2004 "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2005)

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2013 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1590 Francesco Gonzaga, composer
  • 1592 Domenico Mazzocchi, composer
  • 1657 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1693 Leonhard Trautsch, composer
  • 1770 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • 1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
  • 1850 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • 1867 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer
  • 1882 Lazare Saminsky, composer
  • 1883 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1887 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
  • 1888 David Monrad Johansen, composer
  • 1895 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • 1900 Georges Lonque, composer
  • 1900 Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer
  • 1901 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • 1905 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • 1909 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • 1912 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
  • 1921 Douglas Townsend, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1938 Richard Stoker, composer
  • 1942 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • 1944 Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie)
  • 1944 Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
  • 1945 Arnold Rosner, composer
  • 1945 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • 1945 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Roy Wood, rock vocalist/cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Minnie Ripperton, singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949 Bonnie Raitt, country singer (Green Light, The Glow), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
  • 1954 Rickie Lee Jones, singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1957 Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
  • 1958 Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
  • 1958 Don Byron, American clarinetist
  • 1961 Leif Garrett, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • 1975 Stephen Saber, drummer/songwriter
  • 1977 Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer
  • 1980 Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist
  • 1982 Sam Sparro, Australian producer, songwriter, performer, former child actor

Weddings in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997 Bluegrass musician Alison Krauss marries Pat Bergeson

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 2009 "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant

Divorces in Music

  • 1968 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John
  • 1970 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Deaths in Music

  • 1578 Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51
  • 1599 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1757 Pierre Prowo, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1833 Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
  • 1880 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • 1890 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • 1908 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1909 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • 1909 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • 1924 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1963 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1974 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1984 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1991 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • 1991 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • 1992 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1995 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1999 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2003 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
  • 2006 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies at 61
  • 2011 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44