On This Day

November 1969 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 7 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their second album "Wedding Album" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Florida

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 26 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Nov 29 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.

Person of interestPuff Daddy

Nov 4 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer ("Come To Me"; "I'll Be Missing You"), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 7 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Nov 9 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Partyline), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 12 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Bradley "Butch" Walker, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (SouthGang - "Tainted Angel"; The Marvelous 3), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 16 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd - "I Want to Sex You Up"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter (Barely Breathing), born in Monclair, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer, born in Singapore
  • Nov 24 Rob Nicholson, American musician

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 American filmmaker Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 4 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), dies at 66
  • Nov 12 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • Nov 18 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, dies at 85
  • Nov 18 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Nov 22 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, dies at 80