November 1936 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Recording

Nov 23 Legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson's first recording session with producer Don Law at the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Music History

Nov 24 Noël Coward's anthology "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC, runs for 118 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician ("Shake a Tail Feather"; "Jailbait"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Nov 6 David Ward-Steinman, American composer, born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 2015)

Mary TraversMary Travers (1936-2009)

Nov 9 American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary - "Puff" (The Magic Dragon)"; "Leaving On A Jet Plane"), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Nov 10 Izumi Tateno, Finnish-based Japanese concert pianist and educator (Sibelius Academy, 1968-81), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 11 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (The Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • Nov 16 Shirvani Chalayev, Daghestanian composer, born in Khosrekh, Daghestan, Russia
  • Nov 18 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Emin Aristakesian, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Michel Decoust, French contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 19 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Nov 21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Celin Romero, Spanish classical guitarist (The Romeros), born in Málaga, Spain
  • Nov 25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Nov 27 Henri Belolo, French disco music producer and songwriter (The Village People; The Ritchie Family) ,born in Casablanca, Morocco (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Roy McCurdy, American jazz drummer (Sonny Rollins; Cannonball Adderly; Chuck Mangione), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 28 Trisutji Kamal, Indonesian classical pianist and composer (Prayer of Redemption), born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2021)
  • Nov 29 Davide Anzaghi, Italian contemporary classical composer (Aurore; Ritografia), educator, and arts promoter, born in Milan, Italy

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • Nov 11 Edward German, English Welsh composer (Merrie England), dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Ernestine Schumann-Heink (née Rössler), Austrian-American contralto (Bayreuth Festival, 1896-1914; Metropolitan Opera, 1899-1932), dies of leukemia at 75