November 1943 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

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

  • Nov 6 "Catulli Carmina (Songs of Catullus)", the second work of Carl Orff's Trionfi cantata trilogy premieres at the Leipzig Opera

Film Release

Nov 26 MGM releases last of 9 Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movies - "Girl Crazy", a film adaptation of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's stage musical

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, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 4 (James) "Boo Boo" Davis, American electric blues guitarist, singer, drummer, and harmonica player ("I'm So Tired"; Boo Boo Boogaloo), born in Drew, Mississippi
  • Nov 5 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell (79 years old)

Nov 7 Canadian singer-songwriter, producer ("Both Sides Now"; "River"; "A Case Of You"), and painter, born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • Nov 7 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Nov 7 Peter Straker, Jamaican-British stage and screen singer and actor, born in Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch pop singer ("Will You Dance With Me All Night?"), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nov 12 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 12 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • Nov 12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 12 John Walker [Maus], American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 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 [Ten Ryk], 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, Scottish folk-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller (Incredible String Band), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 28 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter ("Short People"; "You've Got a Friend in Me"; "Louisiana 1927") and film score composer (The Natural; Seabiscuit; Pixar films), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 30 (James Jay) "J.J." Barnes, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("Please Let Me In"; "Baby Please Come Back Home"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 30 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Nov 30 Leo Lyons, British blues-rock bassist (Ten Years After - "Love Like a Man"; "Choo Choo Mama"), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Nov 30 Oscar Harris, Surinames-Dutch pop and soul singer ("Try A Little Love"), born in Albina, Suriname

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, French musicologist, music critic, and composer, dies at 74

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart (1895-1943)

Nov 22 American lyricist, usually to music of Richard Rodgers ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine"), dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48

  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57