November 1914 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Nov 3 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic musicologist, composer, teacher and conductor, born in Eyrarbakki, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • Nov 5 Jack McVea, American swing jazz, and R&B clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Nov 11 Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], Dutch singer (Sing of the Cross), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Nov 14 Eric Crozier, British theater producer and librettist (worked with Benjamin Britten), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Ken Carson, American western singer (Garry Moore Show), born in Coalgate, Oklahoma (d. 1994)
  • Nov 15 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-born American pianist known for his performances of the work of Franz Liszt, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • Nov 18 Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Lena, Norway (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 (Clifton) "Skeeter" Best, American jazz guitarist (Erskine Hawkins; Earl Hines; Oscar Pettiford; Ray Charles; Milt Jackson), born in Kinson, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Nov 25 Eddie Boyd, American blues pianist and singer ("Five Long Years"), born in Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Nov 29 Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-British jazz double bassist (Joe Harriot Quintet), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2015)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 25 Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, dies at 79