On This Day

November 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 4 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
  • Nov 27 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • Nov 4 Chris Difford, British guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • Nov 8 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • Nov 8 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Nov 9 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Nov 9 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • Nov 10 Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 14 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata
  • Nov 15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Nov 15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 18 John Parr, British pop singer (St. Elmo's Fire), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Nov 19 Annette Guest, American singer (First Choice)
  • Nov 19 Tom Scheckel, rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 23 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
  • Nov 30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • Nov 30 June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 11 John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 29 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 30 Wilhelm Furtw√§ngler, German conductor (b. 1886)