November 1945 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Nov 3 Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th Symphony premieres in 25th season opening concert of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, under Yevgeny Mravinsky

  • Nov 8 Muscial "The Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • Nov 10 Harry Revel and Arnold B. Horwitt's musical comedy "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater, NYC, later moving to the Shubert Theatre; runs for 264 performances
  • Nov 17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances

Music History

Nov 18 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Music History

Nov 21 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres

  • Nov 22 "Day Before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances

Film Release

Nov 26 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Music Recording

Nov 26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith; Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)
  • Nov 2 (John David) J.D. Souther, American singer and songwriter ("Heartache Tonight"; "New Kid In Town"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 3 Bobby LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 Nick Simper, English bass guitarist (Deep Purple; Warhorse), born in Norwood Green, England
  • Nov 8 Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 8 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 10 Donna Fargo [Yvonne Vaughn], American country singer ("The Happiest Girl in Whole USA"), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitarist and bass player (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • Nov 11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"), born in NYC, New York

Neil YoungNeil Young (77 years old)

Nov 12 Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and organ player (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Helpless"; solo - "The Needle And The Damage Done"; "Harvest Moon"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad (77 years old)

Nov 15 Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter (ABBA - "Fernando"), born in Bjørkåsen, Norway

  • Nov 16 Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 19 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • Nov 20 Danny McBride, American rock musician (Sha Na Na, 1975-80), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 22 Ivan Pařík, Czech opera conductor and educator, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 24 Lee Michaels [Olsen], American rock Hammond B-3 organist and singer ("Do You Know What I Mean"), and restaurateur (Killer Shrimp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 25 Bev Bevan, English drummer (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Nov 26 Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 26 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • Nov 26 Michael Omartian, American session pop, country and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and keyboardist (We Are The World), and Grammy Award-winning producer (Christopher Cross), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 27 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 30 Radu Lupu, Romanian Grammy Award-winning concert pianist (Van Cliburn Competition - gold, 1966; George Enesco Competition - 1st prize, 1967), born in Galati Romania (d. 2022)
  • Nov 30 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Rainbow), born near Brecon, Wales

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80

Jerome KernJerome Kern (1885-1945)

Nov 11 American composer (Sally; Leave It To Jane), dies at 60