On This Day

November 1934 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Nov 21 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer, actress, and founder of Calcutta Youth Choir, born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2019)
  • Nov 8 Doc Green, American pop baritone vocalist (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, born in Mason, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Nov 17 Marion Montgomery [Marian Runnells], American-British jazz singer ("Maybe the Morning"), born in Natchez, Mississippi, (d. 2002)
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian; Life With An Idiot), born in Engels, Volga-German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), born in Palencia, Spain (d. 2015)
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 2002)

Weddings in Music

Ginger Rogers

Nov 13 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)