November 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 13 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • Nov 29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • Nov 3 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 5 Peter Hammill, English singer/songwriter (Patient)
  • Nov 5 Rick Cobb, hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)

Person of interestGlenn Frey

Nov 6 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Nov 9 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Nov 9 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Nov 9 Joe Bouchard, American guitarist and bassist, born in Watertown, New York
  • Nov 10 Hugh Moffatt, American songwriter
  • Nov 12 Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 14 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Chi Coltrane, US pianist and singer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Nov 21 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist and vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 21 John "Rabbit" Bundrick, American keyboardist and organist (The Who, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 27 Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
  • Nov 28 Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Umberto Giordano, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 23 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 30 Franco Vittadini, Italian composer, dies at 64