On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 9

Events in Music

  • 1858 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra
  • 1885 Opera "Ermine" premieres in London
  • 1963 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1966 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles song "With A Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
  • 1985 "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1988 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1993 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004 38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

Music releaseAlbum Release

2007 Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2008, 2008 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Singer Shakira

Music releaseMusic Single

2015 "Love Yourself" single released by Justin Bieber (Billboard Song of the Year 2016, Grammy Song of the Year)

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

2018 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star

Birthdays in Music

  • 1664 Johann Speth, German composer, born in Speinshart
  • 1697 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1760)
  • 1760 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1848)
  • 1821 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)
  • 1835 Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, born in Dvorje, Slovenia (d. 1914)
  • 1835 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1911)
  • 1837 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1854 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1906)
  • 1868 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1880 Rudolf Karel, Czech composer (Three Hairs of the Wise Old Man), born in Pilseň, Czech Republic (d. 1945)
  • 1885 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, Ukrainian composer, born in Kremenets, Ukraine (d. 1962)
  • 1907 Burrill Phillips, American composer (Play Ball), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • 1918 Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian classical and popular music composer (Trumpet Concerto), born in Volgograd, Russia

Person of interestMary Travers

1936 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2009)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 1940 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay

Person of interestTom Fogerty

1941 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • 1942 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1948 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948 Joe Bouchard, American guitarist and bassist, born in Watertown, New York
  • 1949 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1954 Dennis Stratton, British rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London
  • 1954 Sue Upton, English actress (The Benny Hill Show) and dancer, born in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England
  • 1955 Don Schiff, American guitarist, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1956 Kevin Savigar, English musician and record producer, born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Eve de Castro-Robinson, New Zealand classical composer (Other Echoes; A Chaos Of Delight), and educator, born in London, England
  • 1959 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer, born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • 1960 Joëlle Ursull, French-Guadeloupean singer, born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • 1965 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • 1969 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Partyline), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1970 Susan Tedeschi, American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1973 Nick Lachey, American singer, born in Harlan, Kentucky
  • 1974 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 1978 Sisqó [Mark Althavean Andrews], American singer (Dru Hill, Unleash the Dragon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1984 French Montana [Karim Kharbouch] American rapper, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1984 Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, born in Sydney, Australia

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1968 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York

Actress Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo

Deaths in Music

  • 1754 Johann Christoph Frauenholtz, Alsatian composer, dies at 70
  • 1766 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • 1801 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1829 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
  • 1897 Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer, dies at 48
  • 1911 Edmund Schücker, Austrian composer, dies at 50
  • 1927 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, organist, and military bandleader, dies at 77
  • 1951 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • 1951 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/American composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • 1959 Frederick Preston Search, American cellist, composer and conductor (Bridge Builders), dies at 70
  • 1968 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • 1974 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian-English composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 89
  • 1978 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1993 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • 1994 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 2012 Major Harris, American R&B singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait), dies from congestive heart and lung failure at 65
  • 2015 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • 2016 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • 2016 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2017 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), dies at 70