On This Day

November 1935 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released

Music Premiere

Nov 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC

Musical Finale

Nov 16 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • Nov 5 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • Nov 5 Nicholas Maw, British composer, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Nov 12 (Isiah Terry) "Buzzy" Johnson, American R&B singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 15 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • Nov 17 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2018)
  • Nov 17 Roswell Rudd ,American free-jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), and avant-garde composer. (New York Art Quartet), born in Sharon, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 Pervis Staples, American gospel vocalist (The Staple Singers -"Uncloudy Day"), born in Drew, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • Nov 21 Fairuz [Nouhad Haddad], Lebanese singer (Behebak Ya Libnan), born in Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut, State of Greater Lebanon
  • Nov 26 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Nov 27 Al Jackson, Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Nov 27 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 4 Miklos Radnai, Hungarian composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 16 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • Nov 28 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian ethno-musicologist, dies at 58