On This Day

November 1942 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), 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, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), 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, rocker (Orleans)
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Nov 27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer

Deaths in Music

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

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

Nov 5 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 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, composer, dies at 76