November 1939 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Daniel Manneke, composer
  • Nov 10 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Nov 10 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Nov 12 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 12 Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
  • Nov 13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Wendy (Walter) Carlos, Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
  • Nov 18 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • Nov 19 Warren "Pete" Moore, US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown), Detroit MI
  • Nov 20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
  • Nov 24 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestTina Turner

Nov 26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Nov 28 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • Nov 29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 4 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 20 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72