On This Day

November 1943 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 3 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Salvatore Adamo, Belgian singer and composer (Tombe la neige), born in Comiso, Sicily, Italy
  • Nov 3 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

Nov 7 Joni Mitchell [Roberta Joan Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • Nov 7 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Nov 9 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch pop singer, boen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nov 12 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 12 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Nov 17 Richard Anthony Hewson, British musician, poducer, arranger, and conductor (RAH Band - "The Crunch"), born in Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside, England
  • Nov 19 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist and saxophone player (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger ((Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Nov 24 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
  • Nov 28 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 30 J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
  • Nov 30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Nov 30 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • Nov 30 Oscar Harris, Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 22 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine) and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48
  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57