November 1937 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

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Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)
  • Nov 2 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • Nov 6 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • Nov 11 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • Nov 13 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 13 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • Nov 15 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • Nov 15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)
  • Nov 19 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 René Kollo, German tenor
  • Nov 30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 4 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 23 Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68