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November 1960 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

  • Nov 3 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 14 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Men"), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 5 Ken Coomer, American drummer and producer (Uncle Tupelo; Wilco), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, French-Guadeloupean singer, born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • Nov 13 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • Nov 14 Piet Swerts, Belsian classical pianist, and composers (Rotations; Zodiac), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • Nov 15 Dann Huff, American songwriter, session musician, producer (Michael Jackson), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Person of interestRuPaul

Nov 17 RuPaul [Andre Charles], American drag queen, actor, singer and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, English pop singer ("Kids in America"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in London
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, American rock drummer (Guns N' Roses, 1990-97; Velvet Revolver, 2002-08), born in Orange County, California
  • Nov 22 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, American heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion), born in Northampton, England
  • Nov 27 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 13 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 5 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Nov 7 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • Nov 10 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60