On This Day

November 1950 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Nov 10 Ronnie Hammond, American rock singer (Atlanta Rhythm Section, 1972–83 & 1988–2001 - "So In To You"), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2011)
  • Nov 11 Jim Peterik, American rock musician and songwriter (Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Nov 12 James Pugh, American session and touring trombonist (Thundering Herd; Chick Corea; Steely Dan), composer, and educator, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Nov 18 Graham Parker, British singer-songwriter (Squeezing Out Sparks - "Local Girls"; "Mercury Poisoning"), born in Hackney, London, England
  • Nov 18 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American bass guitarist (Quiet Riot; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 19 James Adler, American concert pianist and composer (Memento mori - An AIDS Requiem), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Gary Green, British guitarist (Gentle Giant), born in London, England
  • Nov 21 Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter ("I Will Be In Love With You"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • Nov 21 Gary Pihl, American guitarist (Sammy Hagar), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 21 David Williams, American R&B, pop and rock session and touring guitarist (Michael Jackson; Madonna; Rod Stewart; Bryan Ferry), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2009)
  • Nov 22 "Little" Steven Van Zandt, American guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), actor (The Sopranos), and DJ (Underground Garage), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 (Martina) "Tina" Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"; Tom Tom Club - "Wordy Rappinghood"), born in Coronado, California
  • Nov 22 Art Sullivan [Marc Liénart van Lidth de Jeude], Belgian pop singer-songwriter ("Un océan de caresses"), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Cecil Hooker, American country-rockabilly violinist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Nov 24 Bob Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1964-74), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Nov 25 Jocelyn Brown, American R&B and dance singer, born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Nov 30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 20 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84