On This Day

November 1968 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Nov 2 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 4 "Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1969)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles single "With a Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 17 John Kander and Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette win

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Nov 21 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • Nov 22 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • Nov 23 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Ultra Naté, American musician (If You Could Read My Mind), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne)
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • Nov 11 Jo Kittsee, German rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • Nov 11 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
  • Nov 28 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 24 November 1965)
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 30 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Divorces in Music

  • Nov 8 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65