On This Day

November 1942 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer ("Secret Agent Man"), and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nov 13 John P Hammond, American blues singer ("So Many Roads"), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish concert pianist and conductor (Orchestre de Paris, 1975-89; Chicago Symphony, 1991-2006; Staatskapelle and Berlin Opera, 1992-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American Tony Award-winning actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musician and songwriter (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Siegel, American pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, Filipino-American musician and composer (Batong-Buhay), born in Manilla, Philippines

Jimi Hendrix

Nov 27 James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist ("Purple Haze"; "voodoo Chile"; The Wind Cries Mary"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, American rock singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Rascals - "Lonely Too Long", "People Got to Be Free"), born in Pelham. New York
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone opera singer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, dies at 34

George M. Cohan

Nov 5 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), dies of cancer at 64

  • Nov 16 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart attack at 38
  • Nov 19 Edouard Combe, Swiss composer, dies at 76