On This Day

November 1940 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Nov 2 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 9 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay
  • Nov 10 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • Nov 13 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Nov 14 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • Nov 17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • Nov 19 Alberto Villalpando, Bolivian composer (Phantastischen Liturgie), born in La Paz, Bolivia
  • Nov 20 Jim Horn, American session and touring saxophonist (Duane Eddy; Wrecking Crew; George Harrison), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 21 Natalia Makarova, a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer (Kirov Ballet, 1956-70), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Nov 24 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • Nov 25 Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Nov 27 Maciej Małecki, Polish concert pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Nov 28 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • Nov 29 Charles "Chuck" Mangione, American jazz flugel horn and trumpet player (Feels So Good), born in Rochester, New York

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 30 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds Cuban actor and singer Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34
  • Nov 23 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78