November 1951 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 12 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • Nov 24 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • Nov 24 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Ronald Bell, rock sax (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 2 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 8 Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
  • Nov 13 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 13 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • Nov 14 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • Nov 14 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • Nov 14 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • Nov 21 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • Nov 22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • Nov 25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • Nov 27 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]
  • Nov 29 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 29 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71
  • Nov 13 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Will Vodery, African-American composer, dies at 66