On This Day

November 1947 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances

Birthdays in Music

Jim Steinman

Nov 1 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)

  • Nov 1 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1972-73), born in Devon, England (d. 2012)
  • Nov 2 Dave Pegg, British folk and rock bassist and producer (Fairport Convention 1969-79 & 1985-present; Jethro Tull, 1980-85), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 2 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Nov 2 Hilary Tann, Welsh composer (Shakkei), and educator (Union College, 1980-present), born in Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Nov 3 Joe Lala, American drummer, percussionist, singer ("Blues Image"), and actor, born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Nov 5 Peter Noone, English rock singer, sometimes known as "Herman" (Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"; "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • Nov 8 Minnie Ripperton, American singer ("Loving You"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Greg Lake, British rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, 1968-70 - "I Talk To The Wind"; Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Lucky Man"), born in Poole, Dorset, England (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Brad Lee Sexton, American bass guitarist (Little Charlie and the Night Cats), born in North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Buck Dharma [Donald Roeser}, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear The Reaper"), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 12 J. C. Crowley, American singer-songwriter, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 17 (Robert) "Stewkey" Antoni, American power pop vocalist and keyboard player (The Nazz - "Hello It's Me"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 18 Michael Carabello, American percussionist and songwriter (Santana, 1968-71), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Joe Walsh, American guitarist ("Life's Been Good"; "Rocky Mountain Way"; Eagles - "In The City"), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 22 Rod Price, British electric and slide guitarist, known as "The Bottle" (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Willesden, North London, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • Nov 28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • Nov 29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose; Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • Nov 29 Clare H. Torry, British session singer (Pink Floyd - "The Great Gig in the Sky"), born in Marylebone, London