On This Day

November 1961 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Nov 18 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Nov 18 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Nov 2 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • Nov 4 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 4 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 4 Edward Knight, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 6 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Nov 6 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 8 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • Nov 16 Corinne Hermès [Miller], French pop singer (Si la vie est cadeau), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France
  • Nov 18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • Nov 27 Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer (Say I'm Your Number One), born in London
  • Nov 28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Nov 29 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 26 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, dies at 80