November 1959 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 14 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 16 "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 23 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • Nov 25 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • Nov 29 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Eddie MacDonald, rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)

Person of interestBryan Adams

Nov 5 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • Nov 9 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer
  • Nov 10 Frank Maudsley, rock bassist/vocalist (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Nov 14 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • Nov 25 Steve Rothery, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Friedrich Niggli, composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 9 Frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
  • Nov 26 Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (In a Monastery Garden), dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81