On This Day

November 1941 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 17 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Johnny Kendall [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • Nov 2 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England
  • Nov 3 Brian Poole, English musician (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Barking, England
  • Nov 4 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 6 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 6 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England

Tom Fogerty

Nov 9 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • Nov 12 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • Nov 12 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • Nov 15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2009)
  • Nov 16 Dan Penn, American songwriter, producer and gospel singer (Out in Left Field), born in Vernon, Alabama
  • Nov 18 Conleth "Con" Cluskey, Irish pop vocalist (The Bachelors - "Diane"; "I Wouldn't Trade You For The World"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 19 Eddie Raynor, New Zealand rock keyboardist (Split Enz; Crowded House), born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 20 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Nov 20 Gary Karr, American double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 21 David Porter, American producer, arranger and songwriter ("Soul Man"; "Hold On, I'm Coming"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 21 İdil Biret, Turkish concert pianist, born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Nov 21 Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Nov 22 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Nov 22 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 24 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American session bassist (Stax; Booker & The MG's; The Blues Brothers), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d, 2012)
  • Nov 24 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)

Pete Best

Nov 24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • Nov 24 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), born in West Memphis, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 27 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 29 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)