On This Day in Music for November 9

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1854 Franz Liszt's "Fest-Long" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 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
  • 1966 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1997 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • 2004 38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins

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
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer Shakira
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

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 Rudolph Karel, Czech composer, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1945)
  • 1885 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 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, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1929 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian composer, born in Volgograd, Russia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 interestPerson of Interest

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

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1943 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent
  • 1948 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1948 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1949 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1954 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1954 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • 1959 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer
  • 1960 Joëlle Ursull, a Guadeloupean singer
  • 1965 Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • 1968 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
  • 1969 Pepa [Sandra Denton], Jamaican-American hip hop artist (Salt-n-Pepa) and actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica (birth date disputed)
  • 1969 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Partyline)
  • 1970 Susan Tedeschi, American musician
  • 1970 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1973 Nick Lachey, American singer
  • 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 Delta Goodrem, Australian singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Music

  • 1754 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer, dies at 70
  • 1766 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • 1801 Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer, dies at 56
  • 1829 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
  • 1897 Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer, dies at 48
  • 1911 Edmund Schuecker, composer, dies at 50
  • 1927 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 77
  • 1951 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • 1951 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • 1959 Frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70
  • 1968 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • 1974 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/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
  • 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
  • 2017 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), dies from cancer at 69