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" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first 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