On This Day

November 1932 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts

Music Premiere

Nov 29 Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee" opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 6 Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B and doo-wop tenor vocalist, arranger and songwriter (The Dominos, 1950-53 - "Sixty Minute Man"; The Drifters, 1953-55 -"Honey Love"; solo - "Treasure My Love"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • Nov 20 John Barnes Chance, American composer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 28 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Antoine Tisné, French composer, born in Lourdes, France (d. 1998)
  • Nov 29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 30 Bob Moore, American session double bassist (Patsy Cline; Elvis Presley; Roger Miller), and orchestra leader ("Mexico"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)

Weddings in Music

Muddy Waters

Nov 20 American blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63