November 1968 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 1 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances

  • Nov 2 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances

Album Release

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

  • Nov 6 Psychedelic feature film "Head" starring the Monkees premieres in New York City

Music History

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

Music History

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

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

Music History

Nov 21 The Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"

  • Nov 22 The Beatles release "The Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • Nov 23 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth Theatre, NYC, after 44 performances
  • Nov 26 Rock band Cream gives "final" concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England - but re-unites briefly for a short tour in 2005
  • Nov 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Album Release

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


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England
  • Nov 11 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuadorean rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Ecuador
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 14 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty - "If You're Gone"), born in Carmel, California
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles [Zipken], American singer-songwriter, guitarist and poet (Elysian Fields), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper ( Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), rapper and music producer (College Boyz - "Victim of the Ghetto"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 24 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 1965)
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist (EPMD), born in Brentwood, New York
  • 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

Robert Plant

Nov 9 British "Led Zeppelin" singer Robert Plant (19) weds British student Maureen Wilson (19) in West Bromwich, England; divorce in 1983

Divorces in Music

John Lennon

Nov 8 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from The Beatles member John Lennon

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 6 Charles Münch, French violinist, and conductor (Boston Symphony, 1949-62; Orchestre de Paris, 1967-68), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 8 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, dies at 67 [or 72]
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), 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, Austrian composer, dies at 65