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Music History Today for November 7

 

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

* Lorde

* singer Johnny Rivers

* opera great Joan Sutherland

* singer Dee Clark

* trumpet player Al Hirt

* producer Jellybean Benitez