This is Music History Today for November 7. On this date:
* In 1997, the soundtrack to the movie Titanic was released. It went on to be the most overplayed soundtrack before that title was taken by the Frozen soundtrack. Kidding…sort of. I know: let it go.
* In 1786, the Stoughton Musical Society was founded. It was the oldest musical organization in America.
* In 1912, the Deutsche Opernhaus opened in Berlin. Their first production was of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
* In 1970, MGM Records dumped 18 artists from their label for “exploiting & promoting hard drugs”.
* In 1995, Alice in Chains’s debut album was released. Actually, it was released on vinyl 2 days earlier but vinyl was already dying by then so they released it on CD.
* In 2016, the great Leonard Cohen passed away.
* In 1979, the movie loosely based on Janis Joplin’s life, the Rose, premiered.
* In 1972, Bette Midler released her debut album the Divine Miss M.
Born on this date:
* Joni Mitchell
* singer Johnny Rivers
* opera great Joan Sutherland
* singer Dee Clark
* trumpet player Al Hirt
* producer Jellybean Benitez