November 1953 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 6 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres

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Nov 13 Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres

  • Nov 25 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • Nov 28 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • Nov 11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • Nov 12 Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
  • Nov 13 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)
  • Nov 15 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 17 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • Nov 17 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • Nov 22 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Francis Cabrel, French singer
  • Nov 24 Tod Machover, composer
  • Nov 27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • Nov 30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 4 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 6 John Parsons Beach, American composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 60
  • Nov 24 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, dies at 73