November 1931 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
  • Nov 6 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 7 Gerald Humel, composer
  • Nov 10 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • Nov 12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Nov 16 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • Nov 21 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • Nov 23 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • Nov 25 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Nov 27 Juan Guinjoan, composer
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 4 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, dies
  • Nov 17 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), dies at 50
  • Nov 19 Frederic Cliffe, English composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • Nov 30 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 30 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, dies at 46