On This Day

November 1944 in Music History

Events in Music

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 22 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 2 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • Nov 4 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • Nov 4 Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 6 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 7 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Bonnie Bramlett, American rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie), born in Granite City, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Rodney Slater, English rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • Nov 8 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent (d. 2020)
  • Nov 10 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee

Person of interestTim Rice

Nov 10 Tim Rice, English lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • Nov 12 Booker T. Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs - "Green Onions"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 13 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Nov 17 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), born in Tipton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Nov 19 Charlie Coe, American rock guitarist and bassist (Paul Revere & the Raiders, 1963-68), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Nov 22 Max Romeo [Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, born in St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Nov 25 Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • Nov 26 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • Nov 27 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • Nov 28 Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves, American pop singer ("Take A Letter Maria"), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2012)
  • Nov 30 Luther T Ingram, American singer/songwriter (I'll Be Your Shelter)
  • Nov 30 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • Nov 13 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 54