Sunday, November 13, 2016

Today in Music History...November 13, 2016

Music History: November 13

Births
  • 1937 Kamahl, [Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song)
  • 1937 Tabu Ley Rochereau, African musician, born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Justine "Baby" Washington, US singer (Only Those in Love)
  • 1943 John Paul Hammond, blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Timmy Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together)
  • 1946 Martin Bresnick, composer
  • 1949 Roger Steen, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1949 Terry Reid, rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid)
  • 1951 Bill Gibson, California, rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1951 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • 1953 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)
  • 1956 Aldo Nova, rocker (Blood on the Bricks)
  • 1971 John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • 1972 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1973 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer
  • 1977 Chanel Cole, Australian singer
  • 1977 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978 Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • 1979 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • 1980 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1982 Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Michael Copon, American actor and singer

Deaths
 
  • 1967 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1973 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • 1983 "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1986 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
  • 1988 Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1992 Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • 1992 Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1995 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter, dies at 81
  • 1996 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80
  • 1996 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies at 80
  • 1997 André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • 2004 John Balance, English musician and artist (b. 1962)
  • 2004 Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)

Events
 
  • 1922 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • 1948 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • 1965 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1973 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1975 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances

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