November 1949 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 25 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
  • Nov 28 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 David Foster, Canadian musician and record producer, born in British Columbia, Canada
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • Nov 6 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Nov 7 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 8 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • Nov 8 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Green Light, The Glow), born in Burbank, California
  • Nov 9 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 12 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
  • Nov 13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • Nov 13 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • Nov 16 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • Nov 16 William Ackerman, composer
  • Nov 18 Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
  • Nov 24 Anita Louis, US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • Nov 28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • Nov 28 Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestBill Robinson

Nov 25 Bill Robinson "Bojangles" American famed tap dancer (The Little Colonel, Stormy Weather), dies at 71

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson