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November 1933 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 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)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 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 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84