November 1963 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances

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Nov 4 John Lennon utters his infamous line at a Royal Variety Performance "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" in London

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 9 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Nov 11 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles
  • Nov 22 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • Nov 23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Nov 28 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • Nov 29 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • Nov 1 Kenny Alphin, American guitarist (Big & Rich)
  • Nov 2 Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • Nov 6 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • Nov 16 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
  • Nov 25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • Nov 26 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 8 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • Nov 15 Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • Nov 26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano, dies