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November 1966 in Music History

Events in Music

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Nov 9 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 9 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • Nov 16 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • Nov 20 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances

Album Release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Nov 24 The Beatles began recording sessions for their album "Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

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One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
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  • Nov 26 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 Sam Rosenthal, American electronic musician and composer (Black Tape for a Blue Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock-ski [Damon Wimbley], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Nov 17 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim, California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (Giaraffe; Tuesday Night Music Club), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, American drummer (Sponge)
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British singer
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, American disco singer ("Million Dollar Baby"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • Nov 3 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • Nov 12 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 Harold Burrage, American singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • Nov 28 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63