On This Day

November 1933 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 11 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

Film Release

Nov 24 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter ("Mustang Sally"; "Respect Yourself"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Bobby Rush, American Blues musician, composer and singer (Rawer Than Raw), born in Homer, Louisiana
  • Nov 11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 16 Garnet Mimms, American singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • Nov 21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Nov 23 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), born in Dębica, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 25 Ramiro Cortés Jr., American composer, born in Dallas, Texas (c. 1984)

Robert Goulet

Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

  • Nov 29 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • Nov 29 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 (Mary Louise) "Texas" Guinan, American vaudeville singer, silent film actress, and speakeasy (saloon) proprietor, dies of amoebic dysentery at 49
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84